CRICKET: Remarkable season for Long Sutton teenager

Dan Oldfield with his former coach Geoff Smith and under-19s manager Paul Edgeller
Dan Oldfield with his former coach Geoff Smith and under-19s manager Paul Edgeller
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For 17-year-old Dan Oldfield, the 2016 season is one that he won’t forget in a hurry.

Appearing for the Long Sutton 1st XI, he scored what is believed to be the highest number of runs by a teenage player in one season in the club’s history.

Dan Oldfield with former England and Lancashire batsman John Crawley

Dan Oldfield with former England and Lancashire batsman John Crawley

In 36 innings he racked up 1,151 runs at an average of nearly 40. His runs total was around 800 more than the club’s next most prolific scorer.

During the season he bagged two centuries and eight half-centuries, with a highest score of 143.

But that was only the tip of the iceberg for the talented youngster who also topped the first team’s fielding stats with 16 catches and two run-outs.

At the club’s end-of-season presentations Dan won seven awards.

Not surprisingly he won the Saturday and the Sunday first team batting awards, together with the Sunday first team fielding award.

He was also winner of the under-19 batting award and was the under-19s players’ player of the year.

His remarkable form saw him collect the club’s overall batting and all-rounder awards as well.

In recognition of his contribution throughout the season, Dan was presented with a special outstanding achievement award.

And he wasn’t finished there, for at the Rutland and District League’s presentation evening at Peterborough Milton Golf Club he collected the league’s young player of the year award.