BASEBALL: THE final countdown has begun to Runcorn youngster Adam Jones' second international competition with Great Britain.

Halton Polecats Pony team player Adam, 14, from The Glen, Palacefields, will attend his final training session at Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire this Sunday.

He flies out to Parma, Italy, on August 21 for the Kenko European Cadet Tournament.

A good performance could see him selected for next year's European Championship.

Anyone interested in following his progress can visit

Adam, a pupil at The Heath Technology College in Runcorn, thanks Halton Sports Development for his bursary award and Rocksavage Power Company for much-valued sponsorship.

Any other local companies that would like to support Adam in his efforts can telephone 2326332.