Cricketer Coxon has proved a good catch for Stone SP

FORMER Cheadle CC all-rounder Matthew Coxon has signed a three-year contract as Stone SP’s new player-coach.

Coxon moved away from Tean Road to join the NSCCL Premier Division club as an exciting teenage cricketing prospect in 2012.

Since then he has scored more than 3.500 runs and taken over 370 wickets in helping his club gather in a glittering array of silverware.

Coxon contributed to Stone being crowned Premier Division champions in 2014 and 2015, as well as three Twenty20 Cup successes and the Staffordshire Cup.

Stone are delighted Coxon has agreed to put pen to paper, none more so than cricket committee member Adrian Butters

He said: “It’s a postive, long-term move for the club. We believe Matthew is the best UK-based all rounder in the league.

“The three-year deal gives us stability and allows us to plan for the future around Matthew.

“He is also a very good coach and he will look after both the senior and junior sections of the club,” he added.

Coxon skippered Stone in cup games last summer and made regular appearances for Staffordshire who were beaten finalists in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy.