A FORMER Furness College student Joe Schofield is proving to be cricket’s answer to Joe Wicks.

As part of Right2work programme Joe delivered a video taster session for Cumbria Cricket and impressed the coaches so much that he was taken on voluntary placement.

Joe, who hopes to progress his coaching career with Cumbria Cricket, said he made the video to help maintain young cricketers’ fitness during lockdown.

“I felt that my video would help them to maintain match fitness and keep their health going whilst at home,” he said. “That way, they’d be fit and ready to play their next cricket game.”

“Getting my placement at Cumbria Cricket means so much to me because I want to help deliver the sport around the area.”

Bob Simpson, of Cumbria Cricket, added that Joe was a fantastic example to anyone who wants to better themselves.

He said: “He has used his creativity to help us get some key messages out to the Cumbria Cricket family, including a fictitious cricketing family.

“Joe produced some incredible cartoons of them playing various formats of cricket, from All Stars Cricket through to Women’s Softball cricket, helping to raise awareness to the various participation activity opportunities we offer.

“He is a credit to the college, and we will continue to support Joe as much as possible, as he has added value to what we do and deliver.”