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Bank opportunity sees cricketer Phil return to his Tees Valley roots


A new Yorkshire Bank recruit in the Tees Valley is certainly used to totting up big figures.

Phil Weston, who has joined Yorkshire Bank’s Tees Valley Financial Solutions Centre (FSC), Stockton, is a former professional cricketer with 25 first-class centuries to his name.

He has changed career to join the bank’s 40-strong Tees Valley team which covers Middlesbrough, Darlington, Durham and Hartlepool providing bespoke banking solutions to businesses and individuals.

Phil Weston grew up in Durham and started his cricketing career straight from Durham School when he joined Worcester County Cricket Club aged 16 as a batsman. He spent 13 years with the club and captained Young England between 1990 and 1992.

He moved to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club in 2002 where his career highlights included playing in the Cheltenham & Gloucestershire finals at Lords in 2003 and 2004 and scoring a century in both.

After playing for Derbyshire County Cricket Club last season, he gained a sponsored placement from National Australia Bank, which owns Yorkshire Bank, last winter which led to the career change.

Phil Weston, who gained a business management degree alongside his cricketing career, says: “I could have played a couple more seasons’ cricket but I have also been interested in business and banking and this is a wonderful opportunity which brings me back to my roots in the Tees Valley. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Phil is part of a well known North East sporting family as his father, Mike Weston, was an England rugby player, selector and manager and his younger brother Robin has also played first-class cricket.

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