The 2023 Presentation Evening for the Academy took place on Friday 6th October. The evening reflected on the 2023 season, another busy summer for girls and boys of all ages enjoying the game of cricket.  A lot of effort goes into running the Academy and thanks were given to Phil Croft and his committee, the coaches, the volunteers and all the parents and carers who support the players every week. Special thanks also to our Academy Sponsors “Grace Overseas” for their continuing support.

A special note about Phil Croft who has decided to stand down as Chair of the Academy. He has done an excellent job over the last 7 or 8 years and a big thank you for all his effort and time. We are also delighted that Sarah Taylor has agreed to replace Phil as Chair. Sarah already has close links with the Club as her family business, Grace Overseas is the sponsor of the Academy and her son Harry plays for the Under 13s. Her husband, Brian, is one of the coaches and the older members may recall he played for the Club and was the 1st team captain in 1999.   

Here is a list of the winners on the night.

The Academy 2023 Girls Cricket Trophy Winners were:

Under 19s
Player of the Year – Scarlett Anderson
Batting Award – Maeve Jones
Bowling Award – Shriya Pindoria
Under 15s
Player of the Year – Evie Bennett
Batting Award – Bryony Gledhill
Bowling Award – Evie Bingham
Outstanding Performance – Evie Bennett
Under 13s
Player of the Year – Amelia Buckley
Batting Award – Lucy Walsh
Bowling Award – Deepa Chukkapalli
Outstanding Performance – Ruby Walsh
Under 11s
Player of the Year – Tabitha Crowther
Batting Award – Emilia Speechley
Bowling Award – Tabitha Crowther
Most Improved – Cora Juriansz
Rising Star – Scarlett Anderson
The Academy 2023 Mixed Cricket Trophy Winners were:
Under 9s
Bowling Award – Isaac Wood
Batting Award – Elliot Butterworth
Best Performance – Abdullah Qamar
Most Improved – Emma Lord
Player of the Season – Charlie Hall
Under 11s
Bowling Award – Reuben Booth
Batting Award – Harry Holt & Noha Abbas
Best Performance – Reuben Booth
Most Improved Player – William Webb
Player of the Season – Joren Richards
Under 13s
Bowling Award – Elliot Gerezdi
Batting Award – Harry Taylor
Best Performance – Thomas Dowds & Isaac Almond Read
Most Improved Player – Robbie Boyle
Player of the Season – Mahdi Abbas
Under 15s
Bowling Award – Louis Almond-Read
Batting Award – Harry Collinge
Best Performance – Harris Faza
Most Improved Player – Robbie Boyle
Player of the Season – Louis Almond-Read
Under 18s
Bowling Award – Toby Anderson
Batting Award – Ali Abbas
Best Performance – Oliver Croft
Most Improved – Jack Hinchliffe
Player of the Season – Toby Ashworth
“Stephen Ratcliffe” Al Rounder of the Season – Isaac Turner
“John Steele Award” Young Cricketer of the Season – Ali Abbas