Alnwick Cricket Club awards success

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Alnwick Cricket ‘End of Season Awards’ evening was well supported with over 100 players, members, family and friends attending but the stars of the evening were definitely the young, talented juniors, particularly from the U13 category, who recently succeeded as U13 Northumberland County Junior A Division Champions for 2015.

Alnwick CC recognises the important role juniors play representing the future of the club and it’s hoped they continue to go from strength to strength.

Joe Straker, an U15, won Senior Most Improved Player of Year: Bradley Speirs U13 won Junior Player of the Year; Matty Stewart won U13 Bowling; Ewan Thorpe won U13 Batting and Players’ Player; Cameron Nichols won U11 Batting; Ben Carrigan won U11 Bowling; Laurie Blackburn won U11 Players’ Player

After a great supper, thanks to Turnbull’s of Alnwick, the senior awards were presented, including a link to Kalgoorlie, Australia to present the Batting Award and Senior Players’ Player award to David Forrest, who returned to play for his second year in 2015.

Thanks were expressed for the hard work of volunteers who support the club as coaches, team managers, team captains, scorers, bar staff, tea ladies and cake bakers and committee officers.

Special thanks were given to Gavin Turnbull, field officer for his diligence in keeping the field fit for play during a complete field overhaul with new drainage, thanks to Sport England, and new practice nets, thanks to SITA.

Since the local awards, U13 Matty Stewart was awarded Junior Player of the Season 2015 for North Northumberland and Mia Newcombe received an invitation from County to attend the girls’ open coaching programme. We’re really proud of these achievements.

Everyone associated with the club is invited to come along at 7pm on Tuesday, November 10 for the 2015 AGM to discuss the future of the club and exciting new projects, such as the new equipment store, currently in planning, and the introduction of disabled facilities in updating the Clubhouse.

Anyone interested in joining the club, as player or volunteer would be made most welcome in whatever capacity they choose.