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Autumn coaching programme to start

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: September 25, 2013

Leek CC 1st XI, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire League 2013 Premier Division champions. Back row (from left) Alex Thomson, Tim Tweats, Nadeem Malik (club professional), Neil Lafford, Chris Beech and Colin Dearden. Front row, Alex Mellor, Brian Mell

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LEEK Cricket Clubfs Autumn youth coaching programme will begin on Saturday, October 25.

The sessions will be held at Leek High School for eight consecutive Saturdays, from 9.30am until 11.30am.

The coaching is aimed at youngsters who will be playing at under-9, under-11 and under- 13 levels next year.

For more information and to reserve a place, contact Dave Ferris on 07971 984064.

A similar eight-week course will be run in the post-Christmas period Meanwhiel, the clubfs junior presentation night will be held at Highfield on Friday, October 11, (7pm for 7.30 start).

Leek chairman Brian Mellor said: gAll youth members are encouraged to attend with parents to celebrate their achievements over the season.h The club will also be holding a sponsored walk on Saturday, October 12 to support Springfield and Horton Lodge special schools.

There will be two walks, one of around nine miles and the other of just over three.

The club is encouraging all players members and friends to take part.

Sponsorship forms for the event can be downloaded from the club's website at www.leekcricketclub.co.uk, or collected from a committee member.

* LEEK'S talented wicketkeeper/batsman Alex Mellor will be playing professional cricket in Australia this winter.

The 22-year-old has signed for Comealla Wentworth, based just outside Mildura in north west Victoria.

Mellor has agreed a five-month contract with the club, who play in the highly competitive Sunraysia Cricket Association.

It's yet another step up for Mellor who scored a half-century for the Midland Conference against MCC at Lords this year.

Mellor has played a major role in helping Leek defend their NSSC League Premiership title for the first time in the clubfs history.

He scored more than 1,000 runs in all competitions and took 40 catches.

Mellor is hoping to secure a place in first class county cricket and has played for the Northants, Notts and Somerset 2nd XIs

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