Cricket Club Presentation Evening
and Tas Valley Cricket Club combined their annual presentation evening with a
firework display at their Flordon headquarters.
chairman Tony Smith outlined a season that had seen the first team consolidate
their standing in their first season in the Norfolk Alliance – finishing
fourth in Division Three and taking part in the prestigious Carter Cup for the
first time. He paid tribute to the success of the second team who came top of
Division Six of the Norfolk Alliance and won promotion to Division Five for
the 2010 season.
Smith also praised the club’s youth set-up which continues to go from
strength to strength under the direction of Shaun Barker. The past season saw
the Under-13 side go “within a whisker” of winning their South Norfolk
chairman presented youth team awards to the following: Under-11s – Best
bowling, Nick Clarke and Jonathan Cooper; best batting, Tristan Henderson;
player of the year, Crispin Clarke; most improved player, Louis Simmons.
Under-13s – Best bowling, Oliver Hutt; best batting, Max Adams; player of
the year, Joel Howard.
addition Joel Howard was named best bowler by the South Norfolk Community
League and Oliver Hutt was named best batsman.
the adult side, player of the year was once again first team captain Matt
Ellis for some outstanding batting performances. The clubman of the year award
went jointly to Shaun Barker for his work with the youth teams and Matt Ellis
for his work as fixtures’ secretary. The trophy for outstanding performance
of the season was awarded jointly to brothers Richard and Matt Ellis for their
innings of 118 and 107 respectively in the Carter Cup win over Bradfield.
senior awards presented were: Young player of the year, Joel Howard; most
improved player, Joe Brett; Catching award (excluding wicketkeepers), Julian
Emeny; Catching award (including wicketkeepers), Nick Burrett; Duck Cup for
most ducks, Assad Abbas and Nick Bureett; Overall Batting Award, Matt Ellis
(1,396 runs at an average of 49.86); Overall Bowling Award, Assad Abbas 55
Team – Bowler of the year, Dale Clarke; Batsman of the year, Ross Jones.
Second Team – Bowler of the Year, John Curtis; Batsman of the Year, John
Curtis. First Team – Bowler of the year, Assad Abbas; Batsman of the Year,
of the highlights of the season was playing in the Carter Cup for the first
time and beating an established side like Bradfield before narrowly losing to
Sheringham. We also held a number of highly successful social cricket events
such as a race night and super sixes tournament and a number of club
barbecues. This has meant that the electronic store hut has now been fully
paid for,” Tony Smith said, adding that with so many good young players
coming through the ranks, the club’s future looks very bright.