Halstead Cricket Club News story

HCC Presentation round up

10 Oct 2015

The cricket season finished off with the annual presentation evening at Star Stile. With eleven awards handed out across the senior and colts sides.

Each of the three Saturday sides presented two awards, Player of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year, with First Team coach Phil Toogood also presenting a ‘Champagne Moment’.

The Colts presented their Player of the Year as well as the Colts Chairman award.

Meanwhile, the clubwide Club Member of the Year and Young Player of the Year were also handed out.

Club Member of the Year was shared for only the third time as the committee could not split the contributions of Phil Toogood and Wendy Edwards.

Young Player of the Year was Liam Jones, his all-round contribution to Third, Second and Sunday eleven cricket saw him win the award that is generously sponsored by Peter Wiltshire.

In the first eleven, Josh Wells scooped Player of the Year, scoring nearly 1,000 runs and taking 27 wickets to finish top of both the batting and bowling averages.

Wells’ scintillating 200 against Mildenhall was recognised as he took home the Champagne Moment of 2015.

Charlie Douglas-Hughes was presented with First Eleven Most Improved, scoring 495 runs whilst taking 21 wickets. 

In the second eleven, with 711 runs, leading runscorer Ian Pont took home Player of the Year, with Mark Harris acknowledged for his 40 wickets across the club – 29 in the seconds – in only his third full season of cricket by claiming Second Eleven Most Improved.

The third team Player of the Year was also awarded to the leading run scorer, Mark Surridge scoring 923 league runs in the course of the season at an average of 83.91.

George Cook’s 19 wickets at 14.95  were noted as he took Third Eleven Most Improved.

Sandra Hume’s tireless efforts were recognised with the Colts Chairman’s Award, whilst Sam Hawes – 2015 his first full season behind the stumps in senior cricket – was Colts Player of the Year.