Will Parton

 The attacking left-handed top order batsman, who used to play his club cricket for Wellington, was appointed to captain Shropshire in the new Twenty20 competition for Minor Counties clubs for the 2018 season.

He was also named vice-captain to Steve Leach for the county in the Unicorns Championship and Unicorns Trophy.

Will’s dad Tony served Shropshire well as a consistent batsman and he has followed impressively in his footsteps.

Handed his Championship debut against Dorset at Bridgnorth in 2010, Will, who is also a right-arm off spin bowler, was introduced to the one-day side for the first time against Cumberland at Shrewsbury, his home club ground, in 2015.

He hit an unbeaten 73, his highest score for the county, to guide Shropshire to victory in their final game of the 2017 season against Wiltshire at Bridgnorth.

Telford-born Will has been a consistent run scorer for Shrewsbury – he was appointed skipper of the London Road club in 2018 – and continues to play a key role in their impressive performances in the Birmingham League.