Cricketer Callum bowled over by Peter’s prize
South Wales schoolboy Callum Hobbs will have a big smile on his face for the rest of the cricket season.
The nine-year-old, from Three Crosses, Swansea, won a Peter’s competition which ran on the legendary children’s page of the South Wales Evening Post.
His prize was a top-of-the-range junior cricket set by specialist sports firm Kookaburra. The £300 kit had been secured by Peter’s at an auction which raised funds for cricket charity The Lord’s Taverners.
Peter’s marketing controller Clare Morgan said: “We knew the kit would go to a good home thanks to the Post’s children’s page editor Alex Frith who’s famous in and around Swansea for doing great things with charities and her young readers.
“Callum says he’ll donate the set to his primary school; that’s a wonderful gesture.”
The kit bag included three bats, three pairs of batting gloves, three pairs of batting pads, a pair of wicket keeper gloves and inners, a pair of wicket keeper pads and three safety helmets.
Alex Frith said: “It was a beautiful prize; Callum was delighted and I’m sure it’ll help develop a love of the game at his school.”