Calverley Rotary sponsor promising Pudsey St Lawrence cricketer

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William Ellis attended a meeting of the Rotary Club and is pictured with President Elect Carole Owczarek and David Hastings, who played at one time for Pudsey St. Lawrence.

Owzat! The Rotary Club of Calverley have sponsored a young Pudsey St Lawrence cricketer to help his development.

William Ellis, who is a pupil at Guiseley High School, has been sponsored for the 2024 season. He has worked his way through the Junior cricket teams and in the 2023 season was playing for the Under 15s, the under 18s and the third team.

Last season he was named third team player of the year, under 15’s player of the year, Pudsey St Lawrence, Les Thompson Junior Player of the Year (U13, U15, U18).

In the Dales Council Cricket League 2023 William was awarded the Young Player of the Year Award and Young Bowler of the Year Award in his first full season of senior cricket.

A spokesperson for the Rotary Club said: “We were happy to sponsor William and help his development in cricket, and we will be watching his progress over the years in a game he obviously enjoys.”

William’s best bowling figures for the third team were six overs, six wickets for 10 runs in a match against Baildon Cricket Club. Throughout the season he had an Economy rate of 3.14, taking 40 wickets.

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