Young Wimblington cricketer, 11, blossoming on big stage
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A YOUNG Wimblington cricketer shone in Cambridgeshire colours at a national cricket tournament.
Wimblington under-11s captain William Gowler represented Cambridgeshire at the West Cricket Festival, held at King’s College, Taunton.
The tournament attracts some of the most promising young cricketers in the country and has been a breeding ground for future England players.
Cambridgeshire were in a difficult group with Somerset, Worcestershire and Hampshire.
But, while the team struggled, Gowler shone with the ball, taking 3-21 off eight overs against Hampshire.
Ed Gowler, his father, said: “He has a natural ability and the coaches at Wimblington sent him for a Cambridgeshire trial last year.
“It was a very prestigious tournament and I think Cambridgeshire were seen as the whipping boys but William really shone.
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“After the Hampshire game the umpire went up to him and said he was impressed by his bowling and showed great potential with the bat.
“His performance has definitely put him on the radar.”