End of Season Dinner
We recently held our end of season awards dinner and what a night it was! One of the best in memory and before we go any further a huge, massive thank you to those who were involved in the organisation particularly Jason Davies who led the way from the start with the event starting out as a centenary dinner originally meant to take place in 2020!
The venue was incredible, the food was delicious, the company even better, and the band were out of this world.
Let’s not forget that this wasn’t just any old end of season dinner, we were also celebrating what we thought was going to be our centenary in 2020, but turns out could well be anything upwards of 250 years of cricket in West Chiltington. We began the evening with a Q&A with current Chairman Stephen Hodgson and two previous Chairman David Hardisty and Neil Miller, Matt Hennings on the mic asking the questions. It was great to see some old faces and regail in stories and memories of years gone by. This was followed by the awards themselves before an auction and raffle that raised over £2000 which will go towards paying for our new three lane nets. Thanks to everyone who donated auction and raffle items.
So who won what? Well we had a lot of awards to give out so we ran through them pretty quickly on the night but below is a bit more on each winner.
Club Person of the Year – Simon Capel for services to Youth Cricket and more this year. He is truly a team player and does a huge amount for the youngest generation at the club. The parents will know this, but for many players this will go unnoticed as it happens on weekdays, Friday nights and Saturday and Sunday mornings. Trust us, he does a huge amount.
The John Glover Young Player of the Year – Angus Alcott – 16-year-old Angus played 45 games across all teams in Youth and Senior cricket this year. He batted 30 times averaging 23.04, his senior league average was actually higher than this, his Third XI average alone was 42.75 including a top score of 85. With the ball he took 52 wickets at 16.90 and again his Senior league average was lower, only 15.30 and in the Third XI it was just 14.43!
The Dudley Room Wicket Keeper of the Year – Jack Turner – if not for a certain young lad with a Sussex contract Jack would have been a shoe-in for the First XI. Despite having to jump between the First and Second XI this year, Jack took to his role with 100% professionalism and looked a class above when playing in the Seconds. His glovework is outstanding taking 19 catches and 8 stumpings and his batting not bad too averaging 46.40 for the Seconds!
Batter – Louis Storey – 684 runs @ 48.86
Bowler – Hugo Gillespie – 32 wickets @ 20.53
Fielder – Oli van Noort – 8 catches, 2 run outs
POTY – Ben Lucking
Batter – Zoe Johnston – 93 runs @ 31.00
Bowler – Emma MacDonald – 3 wickets @ 21.00
Fielder – Harriet Thornton – 4 catches
POTY – Zoe Johnston
Batter – Adam Trees – 316 runs @ 26.33
Bowler – George Bryans – 32 wickets @ 15.84
Fielder – Alfie Reeves – 10 catches
POTY – Jack Turner
Batter – Waleed Iqbal – 399 runs @ 39.90
Bowler – Phil Martin – 28 wickets @ 11.18
Fielder – Raj Kuchhadia – 7 catches,
POTY – Phil Martin
Batter – Paul Hutchinson – 451 runs @ 112.75
Bowler – Yasir Iqbal – 9 wickets @ 31.78
Fielder – Matthew Farnes – 3 catches, 2 run outs
POTY – Paul Hutchinson
Batter – Waleed Iqbal - 211 runs @ 105.50
Bowler – Angus Alcott - 10 wickets @ 14.30
Fielder – Hugo Gillespie - 4 catches
POTY – Terry Beeks
Final 2022 Season Stats