Six-year old boy outscores dad in village cricket match!


A six-year-old boy has become the star of his village cricket team - even outscoring his own dad.

Harrison Parsons, from Abercarn near Newport, plays in the men's league despite being not much bigger than a cricket pad.

The cricket-mad schoolboy was initially drafted in for fun by his father Jeremy but he soon began to shine.

In a recent match Harrison scored 24 runs but his 27-year-old father only managed 15.

Mr Parsons, a father of three, said: "They thought it was a just a bit of fun when I went out to bat with Harrison.

"But he soon proved them wrong, he chalked up more runs than I did.

"He's a remarkable talent, I'd like to say he takes after his dad but he's a lot better than I was at his age”

           ~Jeremy Parsons Father


"I've not been able to live it down since. I've been getting a lot of stick but I'm really proud of him.

"He's a remarkable talent, I'd like to say he takes after his dad but he's a lot better than I was at his age."

Until recently Harrison has been practising his talents in the back garden of the family home.

But after making his debut for the village team he has become a permanent fixture.

His father said: "He's already easily good enough to play with adults, he can hold his own against whoever he comes up against.

"People tend to underestimate him when he walks up to the wicket in a set of pads which are too big for him.

"But hopefully he will just get better and better and one day play for England like his hero Joe Root."


Harrison's mother, Beki Parsons, 26, said: "Harrison loved the sport even before he could walk, since he was two, all he has done is play cricket.

"When I had cartoons on for him on the telly, he would get the remote and change it to the sports channels to see the cricket.

"Even in rugby lessons in school, he throws the ball as if to bowl it.

"He was holding a cricket bat as young as I can remember and I guess it helps that we're involved with the village club."

Harrison is the latest in a long family line of cricketers at Abercarn.

Jeremy is the opening batsman, his grandfather Kevin plays for the second team, while his uncle Ieuan is the first team captain.