College cricket ace is Lords star

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A MYERSCOUGH College Cricket Studies student was named Man of the Match in the Persimmon National Village Cup Final which was played at Lords.

Level 3 Extended Diploma student, Nick Doyle, smashed an unbeaten 63 off just 30 balls to help his local club Woodhouses CC lift the trophy. His innings included 5 fours and 4 sixes and was filled with forceful shots all around the ground as well as excellent running between the wickets.

A rain-effected game saw the match reduced from a 40 over a side affair to a 10 over shoot out with Brighton side Rottingdean asking Woodhouses to bat first. The Manchester side finished their 10 overs with a formidable total of 112-1, which proved too much for Rottingdean who could only manage 54-8 in reply.

17-year-old Nick, who is in the second year of his course at the College’s Old Trafford Centre, was presented with his award by the President of the MCC, Christopher Martin Jenkins MBE. He was also presented with the match ball which had earlier disappeared over the Mound Stand and finished up in the gardens of a synagogue across the road from Lord’s!

Myerscough College Cricket Studies Tutor, Tom Jones, commented: “We are delighted to see one of our students play such a fantastic innings in a big game like the Persimmon National Village Cup Final. To play as well as Nick did at a ground like Lord’s shows just what a talent he is and how much he has improved over the last year as a player.”