Di­rec­tor picked for Olympics Torch run

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

DACRE, Son & Hartley’s fi­nan­cial di­rec­tor, John Skin­ner, has been cho­sen to carry the Olympic Torch dur­ing its tour of the UK.

A to­tal of al­most 8,000 torch­bear­ers have been se­lected to carry the flame dur­ing the 70day re­lay. Mr Skin­ner will carry the torch through Ripon on Tues­day, June 19.

He was se­lected in recog­ni­tion of his con­tri­bu­tion to North Stain­ley Ju­nior Cricket team, which he be­gan coach­ing in 2002 when there were six chil­dren.

To­day the club has more than 100 chil­dren, aged be­tween three and 15, play­ing in six teams as well as nine in­door teams dur­ing the win­ter. Last sea­son three of these teams won lo­cal leagues and John helped set up a girls’ cricket league.

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