Kwik's the word at Lord's for William

WHILE James Heslam s Reed await Sunday s match in the last 16 of the National Village Cup, with the prospect of a Lord s Cup Final enticingly close, one Reed player will already have achieved the goal of a playing appearance at the home of English cricke

WHILE James Heslam's Reed await Sunday's match in the last 16 of the National Village Cup, with the prospect of a Lord's Cup Final enticingly close, one Reed player will already have achieved the goal of a playing appearance at the home of English cricket.

James Heslam's younger brother, 13-year-old William, will be part of the Cambridgeshire County under-13 squad who are appearing at Lord's in a Kwik Cricket tournament during the lunch interval of the first day of England's Test matches with South Africa today (Thursday).

The boys will take to the field to provide lunchtime entertainment to the full house at Lord's as the adult international players troop off for their lunch.

William, who is Reed under-13 captain, and plays weekend Saturday league cricket for Barley seconds, has been playing Colts cricket at Reed since the age of six and has been an ever present in Cambridgeshire County Cricket squads since the age of nine.


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This season he has played in all the Cambs under-13 matches and has scored two half centuries in the games against Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

The Cambridgeshire squad, who have had a successful season losing only one match from seven, received their invitation to appear at Lord's competition some weeks ago and are taking in the special day out before playing Essex on Sunday and closing their season with a four-day tour of the west country.

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