Josh Perkins

Teenage leg-spinner Josh Perkins showcased his multi-sports abilities as the
Peppard Stoke Row cricketer finished third in the first-ever Oratory School Aquathlon.

Josh PerkinsThe 18-year-old ex-Abingdon School student was one of the highlights of the PSR summer as he took 38 wickets – the third most in the club – and demonstrated his fitness in completing the 200m swim and 2.4km run at a brisk pace at the start of November.

In his debut event, Peppard resident Perkins said: ‘This was my first time doing one of these and it was great. It was quite tiring, especially coming up the front drive, but I’m happy with my time and I’m looking forward to doing it again.’

He is now looking forward to tackling another event at the school on Sunday 10th December.

Perkins enjoyed another fine summer on the cricket field, taking his first PSR hat-trick during a wonderful spell of 5-20 in the Reading Midweek League game against Hutchison 3, and also excelling on his 1st XI debut with brilliant figures of 4-16 at Sandhurst – a display which proved crucial in victory for an under-strength side and ultimately a runners-up position in the Berkshire Premier League.

Perkins made a half century (51) against Widmer St Margarets for the Unicorns and captain Rich Ashton was quick to praise the youngster. He said: ‘Josh is a player of immense potential and has one of the best attitudes of young players I have come across. He is humble, hugely talented, and hopefully will go on to be a great asset for PSR.’

Richard Ashton