AGGRESSIVE batsman Sean Cross deservedly picked up May's Prime Chartered Accountants player of the month award after his blistering start to the season.
The 18-year-old Lapworth star smashed 315 runs in his first five innings to receive the nomination from his club captain Liam Cole.
Hitting an average of 63 runs a game, Cross is still looking to bag his first century of the campaign with his top score coming against Camp Hill Old Edwardians where he was dismissed for an agonising 99.
The Solihull Sixth Form College student,
who has just finished his BTEC sports development course, admitted he was 'overjoyed' with his success.
"I'm really enjoying my cricket, and it's
an honour to be an opener at Lapworth," Cross explained. "I've always dreamed of opening the batting since I was 13 so I'm enjoying every minute so far."
Cole was full of praise for the club's vice captain and praised his maturity for standing in to captain the side when needed.
"Sean's dedication and drive to succeed is why he deserves this accolade."
Cross, who is also a part-time worker at the Sharman's Cross Pub, feels he has consistently been working his way up the ladder since he started playing cricket five years ago.
Now that his studies are complete, a trip to Australia beckons where he will be hoping to establish himself at a cricket club Down Under. n Teams in the borough are reminded that the June Prime Chartered Accountants player of the month award is still on-going.
With two games remaining there is still plenty of time to nominate your star performer, whether it is with the bat or for his bowling exploits
Lapworth's Sean Cross picked up the award last month, beating off stiff competition from a number of talented rivals.
The judges faced a tough job in choosing the winner as there was little to choose between the 18-year-old student and Hampton & Solihull's Mike Palmer.
Dorridge's Elliot Seal and Olton's Roy Adams were among the many others who just missed out on the £50 first prize.
A huge turnout is again expected and to nominate your player of the month, send the details (player's name, club and reason for nomination) to the usual address. Entries can also be emailed to gregg_evans@-mrn.co.uk. ..SUPL: