Cricket - Tough work for Chris

WHILE many youngsters have been enjoying the excesses of Christmas and the New Year, 18-year-old Chris Asque has been working hard at his cricket. The teenager, who won the 1st XI batting and bowling awards for Waresley Cricket Club last season, has won a

WHILE many youngsters have been enjoying the excesses of Christmas and the New Year, 18-year-old Chris Asque has been working hard at his cricket.The teenager, who won the 1st XI batting and bowling awards for Waresley Cricket Club last season, has won a place at the Cricket Coachmaster Academy near Oxford and has just resumed winter training.Among his mentors are some of the game's top professionals, including test players Mark Ramprakash and Richard Illingworth, and the Notts 1st XI team coach, Mike Newell.Chris, a student at the University of East Anglia, said: "It's tough work keeping up with the best, but this is what has to be done if I want to play cricket at the highest level."It's great being coached by some of the world's top players and learning so much from them, and if turning out for training on cold frosty mornings is what it takes, then it has to be done!"Chris, whose kit is sponsored by Kookaburra Sport, is still hoping to find a main sponsor to help cover some of the playing and training expenses.INFORMATION: If you think you can help Chris through sponsorship, please get in touch with him, or his Dad Trevor, on 07763 177 644.


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