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Middleton Colts have recently celebrated a very successful season, with their end of season presentation.
Great Ballard School, Eartham nr Chichester are  the sponsors for the Colts Section. This enabled the colts to train and play at the schools cricket facilities. Staff from the school have visited the club and both partners are looking at ways of developing the relationship further.
The season saw the numbers of colts training increasing to 85 and teams were entered into leagues at u10-u15.
Training took place from January indoors at Arundel and moved outside in April, when training took place on two evenings a week.
Players aged 7-15 benefitted from the coaching provided by the experienced and well qualified coaching team.
Three teams finished top of their West Area Cricket leagues, at U11, U12 and U14.
 In the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival, teams were entered at  U11,U12, U13 and U14.
There many strong performances throughout the season, these were recognised by the Travel Places Performance of the month award, winners were Richard Heath, James Carter, Rhys Nicholas and Ben Peach. The seasons award went to Jack Dawling,  a century and 96 in the U14 SJCF.
Age group awards were presented, at batting, bowling and most improved, the winners were:
U10,  Sam Green, Dill Howell, Cameron Kearns,.
U11, Owen Spicer, Charlie Maginnis, Harry Leaver.
U12, Thomas Robinson, Ben Purkis, Ellie Cogger.
U13, Christian Bellamy, Jay Cockaday, James Carter.
U14, Jack Dawling, Ben Taylor, Jack Doe.
All players benefitted from both the pairs and traditional format of cricket provided by the West Area Cricket Association.
Many of our players were selected for the West Area representative Squads at U10 and U11. Christian Bellamy was recently presented with the  WACA U11 Player of the Year award.
Murray Carter and Phoenix Ashworth, have played for the Sussex  County U11 squad.
Jess Young has played for the Sussex Women’s U13 Team
Charlie Maginnis received the Parick Gooderson award from The West Area Committee for the player showing the most improvement, within the Area programme.
Many of the young players are starting to experience senior cricket within the Academy team which strengthens the clubs future.
If you are interested in joining Middleton Cricket Club, as a player junior or senior, supporter or volunteer then please contact Brian.towner@btinternet.com
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