Pavilion/Bar Manager; Executive Committee Member; Level 2 Coach; Right-hand batsman; Right-arm fast bowler
Marcus bowls with genuine pace but neither he, his teammates or the opposition are never sure exactly where the ball will land – or indeed IF it will land so, in recent seasons, when available, he’s concentrated on improving his batting and, last season, his hard-hitting style resulted in a new top score of 77 not out. As a member of the successful U11, U13 and U15 squads he enjoyed a fair bit of success at junior level, with 4 South Norfolk League Championships, 3 County finals and 2 Indoor Zip League titles but, having progressed to the A Team, his job at Dunston Hall has severely restricted his availability and he only managed to play 5 times in 2019. Marcus has proven to be an excellent role model. He hardly missed a coaching session himself in his junior days and, having completed 100 hours of volunteering in the ECB Awards scheme by helping out at Friday night coaching and assisting with girls’ matches, in 2015 he became the inaugural winner of the Alan Barnard Cup for the Young Volunteer of the Year. And he won the trophy again in 2017. More recently Marcus has obtained his ECB Level 2 Coaching Award and taken on on the demanding role of Pavilion/Bar Manager.
Stats: Appearances 135; Runs 866; H.S. 77*; Wickets 62; Catches 40
Senior Awards: Aldous Clubman Award 2018