The Senior Presentation evening was held in the Championship Room on Friday 19th October. The sold-out evening came together to celebrate the three senior trophies picked up in 2019 along with recognising the individual awards for the senior players.
Former England international Chris Lewis was guest speaker at the event. He talked about his early life in Guyana where he first developed his love for the game, followed by his move to London England with his cricket development to the professional ranks, covering some highs and lows including his infamous sunstroke incident on his full call up to England duties. He didn’t shy away from the problems in his post cricket life with his arrest and prison sentence relating to drugs. A life lesson about personal responsibility and his work now talking to groups to help to educate on avoiding as similar path. There has also been a play about his life with its twists and turns.
Michael Everett was on top form as he then took the stage to announce the evenings winners. In addition to the three team trophies, the T20 Champions, Junior Cup Trophy and the 3rd XI League Champions the individual prizes were as follows.
Former captains Ian Bell and Maurice Haslam were named joint Clubperson of the Year for their work in restoring the club archive.
Second team skipper Dale Gabriel picked up four awards, winning The Grants Arms Cup for best performance of the season outside of the first team for his 50 not out in cup semi-final at Lowerhouse, The Lionel Brocklehurst Cup for second team Player of the Season, The John Eardley Trophy and the MVP Award for the seconds.
Jake Walker picked up The Logan Cup for 3rd team Player of the Year, The Hewitt Cup for Most Improved Player and The John McQueeney Award.
The Syd Hird Cup for Under 17 Player of the Year was won by Chris Round.
Dan Pyke picked up The Chris Morris Cup and The Marion Haslam Trophy for 1st Team Players Player of the Season.
Jack Wynn won the Coldstream Cup for best 1st Team Performance of the Season for his 8 for 26 in the last match of the season against Lowerhouse.
Martin Cropper picked up The Stephen Ratcliffe Memorial Trophy and Simon Hanson won the 1st Team MVP Award.
Veteran Jon Fielding won the Wolstenholme Cup for 1st Team Player of the Season.
Full list of awards:
J. LOGAN CUP (3RD TEAM – PLAYER OF THE YEAR.)
HEWITT CUP (CLUB – MOST- IMPROVED PLAYER)
SYD HIRD CUP (CLUB – U’17 PLAYER)
GRANT ARMS CUP – (PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON OUTSIDE THE 1ST XI)
LIONEL BROCKLEHURST CUP (2ND TEAM – PLAYER OF THE SEASON)
JOHN EARDLEY TROPHY
CHRIS MORRIS CUP
COLDSTREAM CUP (1ST TEAM – PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON)
WOLSTENHOLME CUP (1ST TEAM – PLAYER OF THE SEASON)
MARION HASLAM TROPHY (1ST TEAM PLAYERS/PLAYER)
STEPHEN RATCLIFFE MEMORIAL TROPHY
JOHN MCQUEENEY AWARD
CLUBPERSON OF THE YEAR
MAURICE HASLAM / IAN BELL