Greenmount first teamers Evan Williams and Dan Stevens, started playing together for the club in the Under 9’s when they were seven years old.
They hold the distinction of being two of only a handful of players, who have played for every Greenmount team from the under 9’s through to the first team.
In their time playing together, they have also turned out for the various Bury District age groups and also the Lancashire junior age group teams.
Last September, Dan joined Evan at Sedbergh School, where they have opened the batting for the school first team and recently played at the national schools finals day at Arundel, where – on that occasion – they unfortunately fell short at the semi-final stage.
On Wednesday (July 23), for a change, they found themselves on opposing teams at Netherfield Cricket Club, when Evan was playing for Cumbria County Development team and Dan was representing Scotland Under 19’s.
However, on this occasion, Evan took the bragging rights, scoring a superb 152 and leading Cumbria to a 91-run victory.
Interestingly, it was virtually six years to the day since the first time Evan scored 150 playing for Bury district in the county quarter final, on that occasion he put on 343 with another Greenmount first team youngster who has come up through the age group teams and county junior teams, Callum Hunter.
Coincidentally, Evan and Callum will be representing Lancashire League Under-21s against an MCC XI at Middleton CC’s Towncroft ground tomorrow (Friday, July 23). WP at 11.30am.