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Callum rewarded with 1st XI debut after 10 wickets in two U17 games

Callum rewarded with 1st XI debut after 10 wickets in two U17 games

By Dave Wright
1st August
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Team to play Shropshire at Shifnal on August 4-6

Archie Carter (Wokingham)
Savin Perera (Attenborough)
Euan Woods (Henley)
James Morris (capt, Datchet)
Luke Hollman (North Middlesex)
Michael Williams (Henley)
Andy Rishton (Henley)
Chris Peploe (Datchet)
Suhki Kang (wkt, Wokingham)
Luke Beaven (Reigate Priory)
Callum Creighton (Wokingham)
12th: Harry Jordan (Henley)

Berkshire have crowned a marvellous week for teenager Callum Creighton by rewarding him with a first-team debut in their Unicorns Championship game against Shropshire at Shifnal starting this Sunday (August 4).
Wokingham CC's exciting left-arm paceman thoroughly deserves his chance, becoming the latest talent to emerge from the county's highly-productive junior programme.
In two Berkshire U17 games against the Isle of Wight U17s this week, he took 5-63 from 16 overs in the five-wicket win at Falkland on Wednesday and the following day he claimed 5-11 from 7 overs when Berkshire won by 108 runs at Harpsden. He had also taken 3-22 in the 191-run victory over Dorset U17s at Bournemouth last Thursday.
"He thoroughly deserves his chance," says head coach Tom Lambert after watching his two polished performances this week.
It gets even better for Creighton, as he has been called up by Wokingham for their Home Counties Premier League Division 2 match at Chesham on Saturday. He has played for the 1st XI before, but this will be his first appearance at HCPL level.
Creighton has also been one of the stars of the Shiplake College cricket team, and last year his outstanding performances earned him a place among the top 10 schoolboy bowlers in England as listed by Wisden.
He joins two other Wokingham players in the Berkshire team, opening bat Archie Carter and Sukhi Kang, who will keep wicket for the county.
Archie's younger brother, Charlie, has been playing for the U17s this week.
Once again, national champions Berkshire will be missing several players against Shropshire due to a number of reasons. Some are on duty with first-class counties - notably Dan Lincoln who is now playing for Middlesex in the Vitality Blast - and work commitments rule out Richard Morris and Tom Nugent, while Stewart Davison and Ali Raja are still on the injured list.
But making a welcome return is skipper James Morris, who missed the win over Cheshire last week after fracturing a bone in his right hand during the pre-match net practice.
Defending champions Berkshire travel to Shropshire looking to extend their unbeaten Western Division run which has seen them win all three games so far this season, following their full-house of six last year.

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