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PLAYER PROFILE Will Weston on U-17 duty for Staffordshire
W.R.B. WESTON
Will Weston b.December, 1996....Wilson, Westdog
active 2005-present

Will has been a member of Endon Cricket club since he was eight-years- old and is one of the first of an array of young players to have emerged from the full junior programme set up by the club in the Mid-Noughties.

LEFT-HAND OPENING BAT

LEFT-HAND FAST/MEDIUM

ACHIEVEMENTS WITH THE CLUB

JUNIOR RECORD

Will, since his first year at the club has been considered a batsman but, to his credit, he has worked long and hard on his bowling and took the club's bowling award two years in succession in the U-13 section. In 2010 he was the second highest wicket-taker in the Kidsgrove Leagues, taking 20 wickets. During the same season he was selected for the South Moorlands District side which won all its matches over the 2010 programme. In 2011 his predicted batting ability began to show itself, and after a shaky start, he moved to a high position in the S.M.J.C's rankings finishing 8th in the averages for all three leagues despite being a year younger than most other boys on the list. He also amassed an average of 117 in the U-15s' Subsidary cup run, in which Endon were losing finalists.

During the same year, Will was selected for the Richard Adams-coached North Staffordshire District side and captained the team throughout a successful campaign. Will was also captain of the highly-rated Endon U-13 side which narrowly lost out to Moddershall in the Kidsgrove X League in 2010.

Will again captained the North Staffordshire district side in 2012 hitting his first unbeaten century in the first match against South Staffordshire and going on to amass an average of 77.0 runs, making him the most successful batsman in Staffordshire District cricket in 2012. He also captained Endon's U-15 side to a runners-up spot in the the SMJC league, losing very narrowly to Leek.

In 2013 Will was selected for the Staffordshire U-16s squad and made a speculative move to Stone SP to take advantage of greater first team opportunities. Will remained, however, an integral part of Endon's U-17 campaign and received the U-17 bowling award in that year.

In 2014 he received the Second Team's Player's Player award having returned to his home club, successfully opened the batting throughout the season, top-scoring with a not out 121 against Betley.

In the same season Will finished his junior career breaking a number of records having captained the team to the quarter-finals of the Kidsgrove League cup.

SENIOR RECORD

In his first year as a senior player he has established himself as the First XI's opening bat despite having to take a study break after a good start to the 2015 season where he shared a wonderful 161 opening partnership with Alex Bailey against Eccleshall.

Will Weston vs Meakins in 2013

In action at Post Lane against Meakins U-17s in 2013

Will at Eccleshall with the First XI, carving out a 161 opening partnership with Alex Bailey early in 2015.

 

SERVICE TO THE CLUB

Over the years Will has made a great contribution to the club. He gained a Level Two Scorer's qualification in 2012 and has become the club's expert in electronic scoring and often on hand to advise new scorers. In early 2013 he successfully completed his Level One Coaching qualifcation to enhance his contribution to Endon's Friday night coaching sessions and has since completed his Level Two qualification. He has been an integral part of Endon's successful 2015 Summer camp and is currently offering one-to-one coaching to the club's junior section. He regularly attends the Nat West jobs day and has organised and taken part in many fund raisers.

KET

BATTING:

TOP SENIOR SCORE 121* vs Betley (2014)

TOP JUNIOR SCORE 103* vs South Staffordshire (2012)

BEST AVERAGE: 77.0 for North Staffordshire (2012)

MOST FIELDING WICKETS IN A SEASON 21 (2014)

BOWLING:

BEST BOWLING 4/4 vs Ashcombe Park 2010

MOST WICKETS IN A SEASON 20 in the U-13s Kidsgrove L. (2010)

BEST AVERAGE IN A SEASON: 5.75 (2010)

MOST ADMIRED OPPONENTS

When I was thirteen I managed to carve out eleven runs against an Oakamoor attack that included the wonderful swing-bowler, Ian Worthington. I will always have fond memories of how he gave me round of applause after he forced me into being caught at third slip. His average from taking 79 wickets that year was 7.06, so I was pleased to get well past that score.

 

Will picking up the 2012 U-15 bowling award from England legend, Bob Taylor

FAVOURITE PLACE TO PLAY

I know it's not the best wicket in the world but I love the atmosphere at Scott Hay. Apart from being able to see an enormous bit of England and Wales, it has an ampitheatre feel to it. I also love the story about the dog that famously used to collect balls that had been lost in the wooded slope beyond the west side of the field.

 

Will Weston and Danny Bourne Endon CC
Diss CC's captain, Simon Cooper checking out Will's bowling action in 2011
Will warming up with team mate Danny Bourne at Caverswall in 2011