Coronation Street actor Colson Smith’s great example to Castleford – The Yorkshire Post says

THERE WILL be many TV viewers who recognise the West Yorkshire actor Colson Smith as Coronation Street stalwart Craig Tinker, the now special constable in many storylines.

Coronation Street actor Colson Smith is director of cricket at Castleford Cricket Club.

What they will not know, however, is how he only become an actor by chance after hanging around his school’s drama department to avoid those bullies who were intolerant of his childhood obesity and ginger hair.

And the 22-year-old’s palpable pride as he combines his professional life on the cobbles of Weatherfield with a personal association with Castleford Cricket Club, where he played as a youngster, and is now director of cricket. A hands-on role, a decade in Corrie has certainly prepared Colson for the sporting soap opera that can be league cricket. Yet, more seriously, his story highlights the importance of successful people giving something back to their community and local cricket’s reliance on dedicated volunteers.

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Coronation Street actor Colson Smith at Castleford's cricket ground.

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