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Cambridgeshire youngster Henry Gowler takes six wickets during recent outing against Cumbria





Henry Gowler (6-9) shone for the Cambridgeshire Under-14s (101-1) as they beat Cumbria (97) by four runs last month, with his sixth and final wicket being the match winner at Raby Castle.

A strong fist-pump to the air from the 14-year-old, in front of the ‘most picturesque English cricket scene you could imagine’, was met by cheers and celebrations from his team-mates and supporters as Gowler notched the best bowling figures of the tournament.

“There’s such a good team spirit in that side, they’re all youngsters but they all want each other to do well. They’re boys together on tour and they were so pleased for Henry,” said Ed Gowler – Henry’s father.

Henry Gowler took six wickets
Henry Gowler took six wickets

“Especially with it being county representation, it’s that next step up and they take it a lot more seriously, but they do seem a really close group of lads who support each other.”

Gowler is not the only talented cricketer in his family, as his older brother George, 19, signed a professional contract with Northamptonshire Cricket Club last September.

He is currently out with an ankle injury after just recovering from a back problem, which has prevented him from making his first-team debut.

“When William (Henry and George’s elder brother, 21,) started playing then all of a sudden they were all out in the garden and wanting to beat each other,” said Ed

However, Gowler’s other passion is on his family’s farm and his father recalled him getting back from tour and straight on the tractor to help finish the harvest.



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