County selection for the mighty Quinn
Carnforth bowler to make Cumberland debut
Warren Quinn in bowling action for Carnforth
Carnforth's Warren Quinn has become the latest Furness Building Society Northern Premier League player to earn Minor Counties selection.
Quinn has been rewarded for a fine season with the Lodge Quarry outfit by being selected for Cumberland in their final MCCA Championship match of the season, against Bedfordshire at Luton.
The three-day game starts on Sunday 23 August (11am).
The left arm spinner has currently taken 44 wickets at an average of 12.14 in Division One this season and is vying with Blackpool's Richard Gleeson for the prestigious Castle bowling award.
The Castle awards recognise the achievements of amateur players in the league for batting, bowling, wicket-keeping and fielding. Quinn currently trails Gleeson by three wickets but has a chance to make up ground this coming Saturday as Blackpool have no game. Carnforth visit Quinn's old club, Morecambe.
An outstanding junior cricketer, Quinn took part in the Bunbury Festival which brings together annually the best under 15s players in the country. He later represented Loughborough University as well as forging a successful league career.
Commenting on Quinn's selection Carnforth CC chairman Mark Holmes said: Warren has had an outstanding season and his selection for Cumberland is richly deserved. Warren is a fine bowler and has taken five five-wicket hauls so far and consistently gets out top order batsmen with his variations of pace and flight.
Everyone at the Carnforth club is delighted for Warren and we wish him every success on his county debut. It is excellent that the county seek to promote local players in this way.
Several Northern League cricketers have made their mark with the Cumberland team this season with Barrow CC captain Daryl Wearing and club-mates Jon Miles, Liam Livingstone and Chris D'Leny all representing the county.
Quinn becomes the third player from Carnforth to play for Cumberland this season, following in the footsteps of Adam Cowperthwaite and Ryan Nelson.
Warren Quinn has taken 44 wickets so far this season