As another successful season draws to a close all that is left for us to do is raise a glass of what ever you fancy and congratulate the winners of the 2006 on field trophies:
- Bowling – Simon Gundry for his outstanding performances with the ball and consistently striking fear into the hearts of opposition batsmen – of whom he skittled out no fewer than 14 for an average of 9.14
- Batting – The “Bhau Patel Award” goes to Keith Roberts who gave our top order batsmen a lesson in batting, rattling up a whopping 403 in 12 innings (an average of 36.64)
- Catching – Andy Wingfield who demonstrated he truly has the safest hands in the club by pouching 8 match winning catches this season (without the aid of wicket keeper gloves)
- Man of the Match – this year we have “Men of the Matches” as the award is shared between Quentin Davies and Mark Bradshaw both of whom were voted player of the match on 3 occasions each
Off the field plaudits go to Gwyn Thomas (“Gwindia”) who won the 2006 Fantasy Cricket with an unassailable 1814 points (virtually 100 ahead of the nearest contender).
There is, however, one last prize yet to be awarded and that’s because it hasn’t been won yet. I am sure you’ll all agree that the introduction of reports for each match has enhanced our already wonderful website by giving life to the bare and colourless statistics recorded for each game and thereby adding to the legacy of the Club.
Therefore, I’d also like to offer up another award – a copy of Cricket in Pictures’ signed by this summer’s victorious England skipper Andrew Strauss – to the author of the match report voted most popular by you.
To cast your vote please first read all the reports (they really are very good) and email me with the date of the match your favourite report was written. Try to be as objective as possible. And it goes without saying that you cannot vote for yourself!
Closing date for responses is Friday 20 October. Pablo dot palao at blueyonder.co.uk