Cricket Club Presentation Evening
Hethersett and Tas Valley
Cricket Club held its annual fireworks and presentation evening at its
Club chairman Tony Smith
reflected on a weather affected season that had brought a number of
challenges for the club and proved slightly disappointing after a number
of successful years. Hethersett’s first team finished third in Division
Two of the Norfolk Alliance after a poor start. The club’s second team
finished eighth in Division Four and the thirds finished third in Division
Seven of the Norfolk League.
success of the third team with its mixture of some very good juniors and
some more experienced players has been one of the season’s highlights. I
don’t think I have ever had so many players e-mail and say how much they
have enjoyed their cricket,” the chairman said.
went on to underline a strict discipline policy in force at the club,
admitting that there had been a few problems during the season which the
club was dealing with. These had helped to make 2012
“a challenging season.”
underlined the strength of depth at the club by praising a number of young
players including Joel Howard for his maturity and performances for the
second team, Robbie Matthews for captaining the Sunday side which finished
third in the league and young bowler Fraser Ellis who had enjoyed an
He looked to the future
with optimism: “Next season we will be
continuing to support our junior set-up, actively looking for new players
at both junior and senior levels and looking to become more organised when
it comes to social and fund-raising events.”
The trophy for
performance of the season went to David Coyle for his innings of 65 in a
dramatic last ball two wicket Norfolk Alliance win over Fakenham. Coyle
put on over 100 runs in partnership with Matt Steward and also took 5-29
in the same match. Robbie Matthews was named player of the year.
Awards given out on the
Player of the Year,
Robbie Matthews; Overall Batting Cup, David Coyle; Overall Bowling Cup,
David Coyle; Overall Catching Cup (including wicketkeepers), Nick Burrett;
Overall Catching Cup (excluding wicketkeepers), Julian Emeny; Clubman of
the Year, Glenn Wilson; Young Player of the Year, Fraser Ellis; Most
Improved Player, Fraser Ellis; Performance of the Year, David Coyle.
First Team Batting Award,
Nick Burrett; First Team Bowling Award, David Coyle. Second Team Batting
Award, Joel Howard; Second Team Bowling Award, Dave Austin. Third Team
Batting Award, Nick Powell; Third Team Bowling Award, Glenn Wilson. Duck
Cup for most ducks, Tristan Hunt.
Under-11s Batting Award,
Tom Worley; Under-11s Bowling Award, Tom Worley. Under-13s Batting Award,
Tristan Henderson and Jonathan Cooper; Under-13s Bowling Award, Crispin
Clarke. Junior Player of the Year, Tom Worley and Crispin Clarke; Most
Improved Junior, Sam Woodruff.