Trent Bridge dates for England captain with Hucknall connection

WILL RHODES with his cricketer of the year award
WILL RHODES with his cricketer of the year award

Cricket lovers in the Dispatch district get the chance next week to cast their eye over the England captain with a Hucknall connection.

For Will Rhodes, grandson of Hucknall man Peter Rhodes, is to lead England Under-19s in a one-day series against South Africa.

And two of the five matches, on Sunday 17th August and Monday 18th August, are at Trent Bridge.

All-rounder Rhodes (19), who plays for Yorkshire, captained the England side to the semi-finals of the Under-19s’ World Cup in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year.

He has yet to break into the successful first-team at Yorkshire this season, but has performed well for the seconds, scoring a century against Worcestershire in July.

He also received the England Development Programme cricketer of the year award at Lord’s in June.

Former Yorkshire coach Paul Farbrace, who is currently a key member of the England Test set-up, has described Rhodes as “an outstanding all-rounder” and “a very talented cricketer”.

Grandfather Peter Rhodes (81), of Brickyard Drive, was a key member of Hucknall Cricket Club, along with his late brother, Cis.