NOVEMBER NEWS LETTER
END OF SEASON REPORT
- Senior Cricket -
What a climax to the season! The 1st XI maintained their Div. 1 status by a single point on a rain affected last day at Burton Latimer. The hosts had an outside chance of winning the Division, so it was all to play for, before rain stopped play, with ICC having made a spirited 183 all out to secure 2 precious batting points.
Meanwhile, conversely, the 2nd XI missed out on a runners-up spot and promotion, also by a single point. But, there may still be a chance of promotion if the facilities of Carrib are deemed not suitable for Div. 5 – more next time.
The third team, Zingari, had another successful season finishing in the top half of Div. 13 by winning more games than losing them.
The Sunday XI had the most successful season of all our teams, being crowned Champions of Div. 3W in the Rutland League and gaining promotion – congratulations to all the players!
The Wednesday team, Kings, unfortunately suffered at the hands of the weather. Only a handful of games were completed leading to a lowly league position, but at least avoiding relegation!
BUT overall, the Club has enjoyed a successful season, which we hope has laid solid foundations for 2018.
- Youth Section -
At the Awards Evening on 8th September, a full turnout of players and parents (and some grandparents!) were ‘entertained’ by the 5 Managers season-end reports. The following awards were presented by our Australian overseas player, Ben Atkinson:
Under – 11 (League Runners up / ¼ Final Cup)
Batting: Isaac Redding
Bowling: Pranav Sathya
Players’ player: Sam Reid
Under – 13 (League 5th / Losing Cup Finalists)
Batting: Hal Robinson
Bowling: Rio Hayes
Players’ player: Om Ganatra
Manager’s award: Jacob Pepper
Manager’s award: Henry DentUnder – 15 (League 4th / Shared Cup Final RSP)
Batting: Ben Cox
Bowling: Daniel Hobbs
Player’s player: Lewis Bray
Manager’s award: Virat Patel
Under – 17 (League 7th / Losing Cup Semi-Finalists)
Batting: Ben Cox
Bowling: Baldip Kang
Player’s player: George Carr
Manager’s award: Baldip Kang
The Under – 9s team are not in a League, but all players receive commemorative medals.
- Farewell to Ben -
Our Australian overseas ‘guest’ player, Ben Atkinson, returned home on 20th September, having played a major part in maintaining the Club’s Div. 1 status for next year. Anticipated to be an opening bowler, Ben turned out to be an ‘all-rounder’, notching 44 wickets and scoring 628 runs on Saturdays, including a match-winning century against Thrapston. He also performed prominently with the Championship winning Sunday team, although in a restricted role, following his exertions the previous day/night. Statistics alone do not do justice to Ben. We are delighted to acknowledge his very personable nature (yes, Australian!), his integration towards promoting a vital team spirit and his willingness to get his hands dirty, so to speak, helping on the ground and behind the bar etc. During the season, we were delighted to welcome Ben’s parents, Darren and Tracey who attended the Annual Ball and also Ben’s girlfriend, Louise, who banished any homesickness that Ben may have been enduring. We wish Ben all good fortune in the future and look forward to his return whenever he wishes.
- Thank Yous -
With the end of season upon us, the Club wishes to place on record its sincere thanks to the many volunteers who enable, not only the playing of our great game, but also many other activities for the whole local community throughout the year.
- Social Section -
The end-of-season party, following the last game of the season, included the annual Tote Draw by Club President, Stuart Hardy. The major winners were:
£400 Peter Skerrett (94), £200 J. Moss (4), £100 Jacob Pepper (13), £50 Dave Barlow (82)
For a full list of weekly winners, go the the website www.ishamcc.co.uk .
For details of future events, check the website or contact Chris Tiney on 07930 505897.
Annual Meeting- the AGM is due to take place on Thursday 23rd November, 2017. All members are encouraged to attend for a 7.30pm start.
- CONTACTS -
Stuart Hardy (01933 675921), Jim Lyon (07931 336125) or Bill Chudley (01933 679260) who will be happy to help with bookings or give you information about our excellent facilities which are available for meetings, parties, weddings, wakes etc..