Penarth Cricket Club player named Young Player of the Year in Wales
3:00pm Friday 4th October 2013 in Penarth news
A young cricketer from Penarth, described by his club chairman as an “exceptional talent”, has won an award for young player of the year in Wales.
Jayden Goodwin was awarded Cricket Wales Geoff Holmes Player of the Year, in just his first season.
The 13-year-old who recently moved to the area with his dad, Glamorgan player Murray Goodwin, was presented with his trophy at the SWALEC Stadium, Sophia Gardens.
The Penarth Cricket Club (CC) player was also presented with his first Welsh age-group cap.
Penarth CC chairman Peter Docherty said: “Jayden really is an incredible young player.
“He is one of those boys who you look at say, he could play internationally in ten years.
“His dad is a world class cricketer so it obviously runs in the genes.
“It’s great for the the local club. Jayden will be playing senior cricket for us next year. He bats and bowls and is a genuine all-rounder.
“It’s only his first season here too, so it’s a fantastic achievement to win the award.“
Jayden also plays for Cardiff and Vale Junior Region u11’s.
But it was in his debut season for Wales u11’s where he really shone.
He scored 61 v Lancs, 89 v Yorks, 93 not out v Notts, 105 not out v Kent, 70 v Sussex, 107 v Essex, 92 v Cheshire and 49 v Bucks. He also took 6 for 30 v Leics and 4 for 16 v Sussex, bowling leg breaks.