Leek Cricket Club confirm Alex Mellor as player-coach for next two years

Leek Cricket Membership have confirmed that Alex Mellor has agreed to grow to be player-coach for the subsequent two years.

The Staffordshire wicketkeeper-batmsan returned to Highfield as skipper for this summer time’s motion after spending time on the first-class circuit with Warwickshire.

That had meant his membership cricket commitments have been within the Birmingham League, however his departure from Edgbaston freed him to return to his house membership.

He returned as captain and led the Moorlanders to fourth place within the North Staffs and South Cheshire League Premier Division in his first season on the helm.

The coronavirus pandemic left the season shortened, however Leek managed to safe seven wins from their 11 outings.

Mellor, aged 29, mentioned: “I’m delighted to be staying at Leek. I’ve beloved being again house enjoying at Highfield and alongside my mates that I’ve grown up with on the membership.

“There’s an excellent really feel concerning the membership and shifting ahead hopefully we will have extra success on and off the pitch.”

Leek had endured some testing occasions on the sector lately earlier than Mellor returned to the membership.

Younger gamers, together with the likes of Joshua Hudson and Rory Corden, got their possibilities to impress within the prime flight this summer time.

And that has left Leek with excessive hopes that they’ll construct on this summer time’s achievements in 2021.

Membership chairman Brian Mellor added: “Alex instilled a completely skilled construction to the enjoying aspect of the membership each on and off the pitch.

“Apply classes have been taken to a brand new degree along with our match-day preparations. He’s now seeking to develop this additional over the subsequent two years to hopefully take the membership and its gamers on to raised issues as everybody purchased in to the brand new skilled strategies that have been launched.

“Alex has already began on making preparations for subsequent season and the entire squad is trying ahead to working laborious on their video games throughout the winter and the beginning of the league subsequent April.

“We sit up for the 2021 season and hope all of our groups look to proceed on their type from this season.”

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