Jack’s the lad making an impact with new club Checkley

LAST weekend was a memorable one for Checkley’s teenage wicketkeeper/batsman Jack Hammond.

Jack claimed two catches and a run out against his former club Blythe, in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Premier Division, on Saturday.

Then the following day he scored an unbeaten 162 for the club’s U17’s against Alsager in the Kidsgrove and District Junior League

The bulk of Jack’s ton-plus, scored off just 81 balls, was made up of an incredible 22 fours and six sixes.

The high point of Jack’s performance on the Saturday was running out Blythe’s top scorer Matt Goodwin for 65.

Goodwin, who has been in fine form with the bat this season, had looked set for a second successive century, after smashing 130 not out for Blythe against Wedgwood in the Phoenix 15 league two days earlier.

Jack made the switch from Blythe to Checkley during the winter months and he has quickly made an impact at Four Trees.