BLISTERING Buxton pace bowler Johny Marsden has proved he has brains as well as brawn by earning an offer from St Hilda’s College Oxford to read Engineering Science.
The King’s School, Macclesfield student has an unconditional offer from the top Oxford College and will go up after completing a gap year. Johny is currently working for a Christian charity that helps to run Christian Union meetings in Northern schools.
Captain of both rugby and cricket at the King’s School, Head Boy of their Boys’ Division and a regular Derbyshire second team pace bowler, Johny, from Temple Road, has twin ambitions: to be both a professional cricketer and a successful engineering entrepreneur.
He said: “I am delighted to have got this unconditional offer and am very much looking forward to university life. King’s gave me so much inside and outside the classroom and was a wonderful school.”
Principal of the King’s Sixth Form Ruth Roberts said: “Johny is a hugely talented student and an impressive individual. His place at Oxford is very much deserved and we know he will go on to do great things.”