CORVEDALE Cricket Club’s leading run-scorer Craig Massey is leaving to join higher-graded Ludlow.

The 26-year-old all-rounder says he fancies a change of scenery and a new challenge.

Massey says another of Corvedale’s leading lights, Ed Riley, is also linking up with Ludlow.

“I have been at Corvedale all my life and I have only played for one other club – and that was for Bromfield for half a season,” said Massey.

“Corvedale started playing league cricket in around 2004 and have been playing Sundays since 2001.

“I have scored the most runs for Corvedale and I don’t think that will be beaten for some time because Ed Riley is leaving the club and also going to Ludlow.”

The hard-hitting Massey notched his maiden hundred in 2005 when he was 18 years old and brought up the milestone with a six.

“I have scored three hundreds and two of those were for Corvedale and I lkive just two miles from Corvedale so I will have to travel a bit more.

“I probably won’t be in the first team at Ludlow but I wanted a new challenge and to focus on playing and I am looking forward to it.”

Massey, whose sporting hero is former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, has already netted with Ludlow this autumn.

“I have had a couple of nets with Ludlow but I work on the roads and it’s pretty hectic at the moment,” he said.

“I have played with the likes of the Simmons brothers and Jack Griffiths and there will be some new trips for me and some new players to come up again.”