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Long Sutton teenager collects series of awards

A young cricketer was bowled over by his success at Long Sutton’s awards night following an outstanding season.

Charlie Crisp (13) – who started playing when he was eight – came home with several trophies including awards for under-13s fielder (joint), U13s clubman of the year, senior 2nd team bowler (joint), 2nd XI players’ player, 2nd XI captain’s player and contribution from a junior to a senior team (joint).

He picked up another honour for outstanding individual performance for his 50 against Sleaford – making him the youngest player to get a half-century for a senior side at Long Sutton.

Charlie Crisp
Charlie Crisp

Charlie, a student at University Academy Long Sutton, joined the under-13s when they were short of players and has turned out for them every year since – picking up other awards for his batting, bowling and fielding, as well as clubman of the year.

He has also played for the under-15s and last year made his debut for the senior second team. In the same season he was named coach’s player of the year for Lincolnshire under-12s.

Charlie trains twice a week and plays twice at weekends and this season took a wicket with his first ball on his debut for Long Sutton’s first team.

He has also represented the county at under-13 level and hopes to make the squad again next season.

Charlie’s dad Andy said: “The awards Charlie received were a bit of a shock for us.

“As parents we know how hard he has worked this season, either playing or training, but some of the awards were voted for by either his team-mates, captain or the coaches.

“He’s had some great help from the players and coaches at Long Sutton who have really encouraged him, especially the seniors who have been great with him this season.

“Charlie has taken the awards all in his stride and hardly told anyone at school that he had won, but that’s just the kind of lad he is! We’re incredibly proud of him.”

Any juniors interested in joining Long Sutton can attend the winter nets sessions at the Peele Leisure Centre, from 6-7.30pm, starting on Friday, January 31.

Seniors train from 7.30-9pm. For more information email Andy Crisp at crisp5019@sky.com

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