AMPORT teenager Alex Ayres is the inaugural winner of the Peter Lewin Memorial Bowl, a trophy which is to be presented annually to Hampshire’s Under-15 Cricketer of the Year.

He is pictured receiving the award from Ann Lewin, who bequeathed the Bowl to Hampshire Cricket in memory of her late brother Peter Lewin, who managed county junior age group sides for over 30 years from the Sixties onwards.

Alex has been a regular member of Hampshire junior age group squads for a number of years “This summer he batted consistently throughout the season, scoring 189 runs in seven county innings and kept wicket in an extremely tidy fashion taking 14 catches and two stumpings,” explained Hampshire U15 manager Mike Edwards.

“Alex is a diligent, hard-working young cricketer and shows a real desire to continually develop and improve. He goes about his work with minimum fuss and maximum efficiency.”

Ayres also captained St Cross Symondians’ colts to the ECB Under-15 National Club Finals.