Sam Represents the North at Prestigious Cricket Festival
Wednesday, 01 September 2010
Year 11 pupil Sam Towers has represented the North of England at the prestigious Bunbury Cricket Festival for Under 15s.
Promising leg spin bowler Sam, who plays his club cricket for Clifton, was Bolton's only representative in the prestigious tournament which pits the country's best young talent against each other. The festival is run in conjunction with the English Schools Cricket Association and is a four day competition between the North, South, East and West of England. The teams are made up of the best young county players from each region and it has become notorious for being the preamble for the England under 15 selection.
Bunbury teams of recent years have included: Michael Vaughan, Ian Bell, Alistair Cook, Andrew Flintoff, Matthew Hoggard and Paul Nixon, the current captain of Leicestershire CC. In total 60 'Bunbury's' have gone on to represent England, while 189 have made the grade to play first class cricket.
Sam was presented with his North of England Cap by international bowler James Anderson.