Bag theft knocks revision for six

Ben Mortimer in Thornton Cleveleys Cricket Club car park where he had his cricket bag stolen

Ben Mortimer in Thornton Cleveleys Cricket Club car park where he had his cricket bag stolen

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A THIEF who stole a cricket bag scored more than he could hope for - he got a students’ A-level revision notes as well.

Ben Mortimer, from Hawthorne Road, Thornton, had his cricket bag stolen from the car park of Thornton Cricket Club between 8.45pm and 9pm.

And he’s appealing for the thief to return the notes if nothing else.

Arnold School student Ben, 17, said: “The English notes are the most important thing.

“There’s a lot of important things in there – it will be difficult to study without them and the exam is just next week.

“It’s the majority of my notes and I need them back.”

The student is studying for A-Levels in English Literature, Spanish, History and Maths.

Mum Karen Diver added: “They were playing away and when they got back to the club they all went in to see how the other teams had done.

“Ben thought his bag had been left in the car but it had been put on the car park.

“In the time it took him to go back outside, the bag had gone, including £800 of cricket gear and more importantly, his notes.”

The family scoured local lanes but could find no trace of the bag, notes or cricket gear. Mrs Diver added: “If someone has the notes, we’d just like them giving back.

“It’s not that I don’t want his cricket things, it’s just that the notes are so important.

“Someone saw it on the car park and within minutes it had gone, so we know pretty much when it was taken.

“The club is on the Wyre Estuary path so people are along there all the time.

The stolen bag is described as a navy blue Newbery cricket bag measuring around 4ft long and 1ft wide and deep.

Police confirmed they are investigating the incident as theft .