Hayfield bowler Win-ning plenty of plaudits

Caleb Winfield (aged 10) has excelled at local cricket and has represented Derbyshire youth team, captaining the side.

Caleb Winfield (aged 10) has excelled at local cricket and has represented Derbyshire youth team, captaining the side.

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Hayfield youngster Caleb Winfield is making his mark in the cricket world, after captaining Derbyshire at the tender age of 10.

The youngster, who attends Chinley Primary School, is an avid follower of the sport and plays up to four times a week.

Caleb Winfield (aged 10) has excelled at local cricket and has represented Derbyshire youth team, captaining the side.

Caleb Winfield (aged 10) has excelled at local cricket and has represented Derbyshire youth team, captaining the side.

Caleb’s potential was first spotted at the ‘Chance to Shine’ cricket project where Derbyshire coaches went into primary schools and offered coaching to year 3 and 4 children.

Within just six months of being spotted, Caleb was captaining his county!

His exploits for Buxworth Cricket Club have seen him play at every junior age group this year including under-11s, under-13s, under-15s and under-17s - even taking three wickets in the latter category.

He has captained Derbyshire against Cheshire, Shropshire and Warwickshire already this season and has regularly scored runs and taken wickets.

His most memorable haul included posting remarkable figures of 5-7 against Warwickshire at Nuneaton earlier in the year.

Caleb’s grandfather Mick Jarvis said the youngster is highly-rated within the county set-up.

He said: “Caleb is the only High Peak youngster in the Derbyshire age-group cricket team.

“He also captains the side, has been attending special training at the County Ground in Derby throughout last winter and is highly regarded as a bright prospect.”

Caleb’s mum, Sally Winfield, says her son is even playing for the Buxworth under-17s - alongside players up to seven years older than him!

She said: “He trains twice a week and plays three or four games a week.

“He’s even been playing up to the under-17s age group for Buxworth and scores for the senior side.

“He is cricket mad!”