Brilliant Bell hits first century

Talented cricketer Josh Bell has hit Year 11 in style at Dyke House Academy by reaching a significant milestone at the end of his season.

 

Talented cricketer Josh Bell has hit Year 11 in style at Dyke House Academy by reaching a significant milestone at the end of his season.

Whilst representing Seaton Carew Cricket Club’s Senior Thirds in the NYSD Sunday Premier Division at Redcar, Josh got his maiden century and finished on 108 not out.

It is a fantastic achievement for an Under-15s player to achieve that score at any level but particularly in a senior league.

Josh, clearly delighted and satisfied with his performance, said: “I had to stay focused, batting through 50s, 70s, 90s and then 100 runs, and was happy to walk off the pitch not having been dismissed.”

Josh enjoyed a good season with Seaton Carew and Cleveland Schools’ Cricket Association, hitting six 50s including 51 not out for Seaton Under-19s.

He had three consecutive innings for Cleveland of 67 not out, 51 and a quick-fire 73 not out off just 38 balls - that included nine fours and four sixes at the Ampleforth Under-15s Festival.

There were other highlights too. He explained: “In a cup match between Cleveland and North Yorkshire I took three catches and had a bowling spell of four overs and three wickets for 11 runs. That included bowling a hat-trick.”

He also successfully captained the North Yorkshire League U15s’ team to victory in a two-day tournament against NEPL, NTL and DCL teams.

* Dyke House’s Elite Development Squad programme is up and running again and the new intake of Year 7s can apply if they haven’t already.

Athletes from all sports can put their names forward and should hand in application forms to student services.

BY DYKE HOUSE REPORTER
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