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You can’t beat a Winchester summer, Hampshire County Cricket star Brad Taylor tells Matthew Butterworth

Winchester bowler and batsman Brad Taylor from Hampshire County Cricket Club admits he’s been unlucky. This summer is a welcome return to the pitch for Brad, whose injury-riddled career has seen him miss far more of the action of the past few years than he’d have liked.

“The pandemic combined with a series of injuries has made me miss out on far too much county cricket,” he says. “It’s made me even more determined to get playing this summer.”

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In City Business/ Outdoor Pursuits

I turned my hobby into a business

Jamie Dean manages Church Paddock Fishery in Bedfield Lane, Kings Worthy.

He says, “Church Paddock Lake had been in the family for many years as part of wider farm land in the Worthies. My dad taught me to fly fish there when I was about five and the family stocked the lake with trout, initially just for our own use.

“In 2011 we opened Church Paddock as a business, allowing me to share my enthusiasm for the sport with other people.” 

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