A YOUNG North Petherton cricketer has been enjoying a stellar spell with the bat, smashing 58 runs from 21 balls in an under-13 game.

Toby Williams-Thomas bludgeoned eight sixes in his quickfire half-century against Huish & Langport under-13s, and in doing so he earned himself a sponsorship deal with Somerset cricket company Sabre.

Toby has recently been selected to represent his district squad and harbours dreams of making the Somerset age group sides when he attends trials this winter.