Cardiff Met student Alex Milton has signed his first full time contract with Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Alex will be starting his third year BSc Psychology in September and is a key member of the Cardiff MCCU squad.
The wicket/keeper batsman has had a successful year on the field scoring two centuries for the MCCU against Loughborough and Leeds MCCUs and produced a match winning innings at Lords the home of cricket in the MCC Universities Challenge Final.
Alex plays in the South Wales Premier Cricket League and dominated by scoring over 1,000 runs for Cardiff Cricket Club.
Milton scored 91 against Yorkshire CCC for Worcestershire CCC 2nd which included a bowling attack of Ryan Sidebottom, Liam Plunkett, Jack Brooks and Ben Coad.
Cardiff South Wales MCCU Head Coach Mark O’Leary commented: “I am delighted for Alex - he has fully immersed himself in the professional support structure that Cardiff MCCU provides for elite cricketers on and off the field.
"His commitment to his studies and training has allowed him to consistently perform at a high standard all competitions. Alex fully deserves the professional contract with Worcestershire CCC and will thrive on the opportunity given to him.”
Alex Milton added: “The MCCU scheme has been a massive part of my development as a cricketer over the past couple of years. It has not only improved my technical skills as a cricketer, but also my fitness capabilities.
"I would like to thank Mark O’Leary, the coaching team and the squad for their dedication, commitment and support.”