Players’ end-of-season celebration marks successful year for Bredon

Awards: End-of-season awards at Bredon Cricket Club 2017
End-of-season awards at Bredon Cricket Club

The senior players’ end-of-season awards and celebration last night marked a highly successful year for Bredon Cricket Club.

The party was held in our Hill Close clubhouse after the teams had finished the day’s games, which both sadly ended in defeat: the Firsts lost away at Enville while the Seconds fell at home to Kempsey.

There were good spirits in the clubhouse, however, with the Second XI turning out in fancy dress for the occasion.

Prior to the presentation of the annual awards, chairman Neil Hall thanked all who had contributed on and off the field to the club over the last year.

He said it had been a highly successful one for Bredon Cricket Club.

The First XI finished fourth in the Worcestershire County League’s division two, while the Second XI, playing in division three, also finished fourth.

Both the first and second teams had performed well, finishing in commendable positions in their leagues. The Thirds had continued their precious development work with the younger players.

The input of coaching from Tom Walsingham and Andy Stovold had helped develop the skills of both junior and senior players.

Facilities at the club had continued to improve, and teething problems with our new nets are expected to be solved well before preparations begin for next season.

Neil paid tribute to Will Rollett’s dedicated hard work behind the bar throughout the year.

And he thanked everyone for their contributions to off-the-field activities such as the Bredon Cricket Club Tower Run 2017 in May, which in its first year had been a huge success and raised valuable funds for both the club and the Midlands Air Ambulance.

The inaugural Bredon Hill Bash 20-over competition, organised by Jake Denton, landlord of the Crown Inn at Kemerton, had also been hugely popular. It was held on the August bank holiday weekend and scores of families arrived at Hill Close to enjoy a fabulous day of cricket in the sunshine.

Neil said he expected the club to next year continue working towards its goal of becoming a first-rate social and sporting venue for the area.

Senior players’ end-of-season awards

First team batting: Martin Hill

First team bowling: Dominic Fenney

Second team batting: Jamie Annand

Second team bowling: Simon Riches

Fielding prize: Charlie McVicker

Most enthusiastic cricketer: Sam Draper

First team bowling prize: Dominic Feeney
First team bowling prize: Dominic Feeney
Second team batting prize: Jamie Annand
Second team batting prize: Jamie Annand
Most enthusiastic cricketer prize: Sam Draper
Most enthusiastic cricketer prize: Sam Draper

Plans for end-of-season celebrations at Bredon Cricket Club

Bredon's end of season dinner 2016
Bredon’s end-of-season dinner 2016

It has been a good season so far for Bredon Cricket Club, and we have plans to round it off in style.

On Saturday, September 16, there will be a senior players’ award night in the clubhouse.

The bar will be open and there will be a curry buffet.

The evening, which starts after the day’s match finishes, is a chance to recognise and celebrate both individual and team successes.

Then, on Sunday, September 24, we are having a family end-of-season fun day with barbecue, entertainment and activities for children.

Again, the bar will be open, and the fun starts at 2pm.

Both promise to be fantastic occasions. Please make a note in your diary.

 

Bredon Cricket Club awards, 2016

The club’s annual dinner was not just about enjoying a drink, curry and music with friends, it was a chance to salute those who have had an outstanding season with the club, for a variety of reasons.

It was a terrific evening in our clubhouse on Saturday night (September 24), and we were entertained by a fantastic performance from local duo Bang Bang Billie.

Chairman Neil Hall paid tribute to all those who had contributed to the club’s development over the last year, particularly the thriving junior section.

He said plans were in place to push on next year to continue the development of cricket in Bredon.

A number of awards were presented (see pictures below):

First team batting: Martin Hill

First team bowling: Martin Hill

Second team batting: Ian Fenney, runner up Rachel Fenney

Second team bowling: Simon Booth, runner up Liam Harris

Third team batting: Martin Hopkins, runner up Henry Portch

Third team bowling: Olly Washbourne, runner up Henry Portch

Fielding prize: Jamie Munro

Young player of the year: Jordan Huggins

Most improved: Olly Washbourne

Sunday team batting: Dom Fenney

Performance of the year: Martin Hill

Clubman of the year: Will Rollett

First team batting and bowling: Martin Hill
First team batting and bowling, and performance of the year: Martin Hill
Second team batting: Ian Fenney
Second team batting: Ian Fenney
Seconds bowling: Simon Booth
Second team bowling: Dom Fenney
Third team batting: Martin Hopkins
Third team batting: Martin Hopkins
Third team bowling: Ollie Washbourne
Third team bowling, and young player of the year: Ollie Washbourne
Fielding prize Jamie Munro
Fielding prize: Jamie Munro
Young player of the year Jordan Huggins
Young player of the year: Jordan Huggins
Young player of the year Jordan Huggins
Clubman of the year: Will Rollett

 

 

Who’s our club’s volunteer of the year 2016?

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Dedicated service: the club is seeking nominations for its volunteer of the year. Picture by Clarke Thomas

Who is Bredon Cricket Club’s volunteer of the year? Now is your chance to put them forward for the praise they deserve.

The nomination process for this year’s Bill Jones Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award/Natwest OSCAs (outstanding service to cricket awards) is now open.

Worcestershire Cricket launched the award in memory of one of recreational cricket’s most loyal and hardworking volunteers, Bill (WF) Jones.

The award offers an opportunity for clubs like ours to recognise hard-working volunteers who you feel have made a difference either during the year, or over time.

There are seven different categories you can choose from to nominate. They are:

  • Heartbeat of the Club
  • Get the game on
  • Leagues
  • Lifetime achiever
  • NatWest CricketForce
  • Officiating – impires and scorers
  • Young volunteer

Nominations are not limited to one individual/group per category.

Following the cut-off date for nominations, Friday, July 1, a panel will sit to select the winners in each category.

All nominated individuals will be invited to an awards lunch on Tuesday, August 23, at Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

The club committee will put forward our official nomination, but we would like to hear your views about who deserves an accolade.

There is more information on what the judges are looking for here.

Use the form below to let us know your views: