Young cricketer awarded development grant
Cricketer Duncan Lorrain is the latest young sports person to benefit from a grant from the Marlborough Sports Forum.
Duncan, who plays for Marlborough Cricket Club, had a good season with Wiltshire U17’s in 2012 and was selected to go on the Academy tour to Dubai, where he is at present.
A top order batsman and wicket-keeper, Duncan helped Marlborough to a mid table finish in the Wiltshire League in 2012 and will surely be looking to build on his batting contribution this year.
The grant he received was put towards the cost of enabling him to travel with the Wiltshire Academy to Dubai, where the experience gained will hopefully allow him to kick on in his cricketing career.
Marlborough Sports Forum are able to offer grants to talented young sportspeople from the Marlborough town area as a result of the Sportsman’s Dinner held in the Forum’s benefit in September, when Mike Gatting, former England cricket captain and Colin Brown, top racing jockey, provided entertaining company.
As a result of funds raised on the night the Sports Forum is now able to offer any young person under the age of 18, who is competing at a minimum of county level within their chosen sport, the chance to apply for a grant to support their sporting involvement.