Joe Dale has been appointed as the school and club development officer by the Oxfordshire Cricket Board.

Dale will take up the newly-created post on April 22 after returning from a winter of cricket coaching in Western Australia.

A University of Bath graduate, where he was the cricket chairman and 1st XI captain, he has played club cricket for Truro since the age of eight, opening the batting in the Premier League-winning side of 2011.

KINGSTON Bagpuize CC are running coaching sessions for juniors and seniors at Abingdon School’s sports centre on Saturdays.

Sessions for juniors aged under 14 run from 4-5pm, followed by over 14s and seniors from 5-6pm.

Contact Dick Giles on 07960 418247 or for more details.