Alex Milton, (pictured batting above), who recently won the 1st XI
batsman of the year award for the second year running, has this week signed his
first professional contract with Worcestershire CCC, following Kiran Carlson
into the first class game. Alex is in his second year of a sports degree at
Cardiff Metropolitan University and has been with Cardiff Cricket Club for the
last 2 seasons.
Kevin Lyons, Cardiff CC’s Advisor - cricket consultant, said
“I am delighted that Alex has been offered a contract. I have monitored his progress
over the last three years, and his attitude and commitment to improving his
game has been what one would expect of an ambitious young player. He has during
that time represented Cardiff CC in the South Wales Premier League as an
opening bat scoring in excess of 1000 runs averaging over 50. He has played
regular second eleven cricket for Glamorgan and Worcestershire, whilst
representing Herefordshire in the ECB Minor county championship, and Old
Malvernians in the cricketer Cup. I have never once heard him utter a word of
being tired and wanting a rest, only ever wanting to play. The demands of
keeping wicket and batting in the top order require a very strong mind and
body, he has shown great application during his time at Cardiff. Nobody is more
deserving of a contract than Alex ''
Connor Brown, also a second year sport student at Cardiff
Met has been invited to attend winter training with Glamorgan CCC.