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Bromyard all-rounder Greg Leighton called up by Herefordshire
9:30am Thursday 7th June 2012 in Sport
BROMYARD all-rounder Greg Leighton has been called up for his Herefordshire debut as the county side get their Minor Counties Championship campaign underway on Sunday with a three-day match against Cornwall at Eastnor.
But Leighton, an opening bowler and middle-order batsman, will know what to expect as he is following in the footsteps of his father Jeremy who scored 76 in Herefordshire’s first ever match against Wales at Brockhampton in 1992.
With Oxford MCCE duo Ben Stebbings and Charlie Walker unavailable due to university commitments and Brad Wadlan on duty with the Unicorns, Leighton is not the only fresh face in Chris Boroughs’ side.
Kidderminster opener Andy Kimberlin also gets his first outing for a team which includes the Old Hill duo of Mark Hingley and Danny Cox.
Herefordshire will also look to exploit Eastnor’s reputation for assisting spin bowling by including the left-arm pair of Steve Bevan (Barnt Green) and Charlie Griffiths (Brockhampton).
Griffiths is one of four Brockhampton players included alongside Boroughs, all-rounder Dave Exall and pace-man Callum Stewart.
Herefordshire: Andy Kimberlin, Dave Exall, Steve Adshead, Chris Boroughs (capt), Danny Cox, Mark Hingley, Nick Powell, Greg Leighton, Charlie Griffiths, Callum Stewart, Steve Bevan.
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