South Ribble CDG & Preston Cricket Forum Awards Evening 2013
The 4th annual South Ribble District Cricket Presentation in partnership with the Preston Cricket Forum has recently been held at the Leyland Civic Centre, with the awards being presented by both the Mayor of South Ribble Councillor Dorothy Gardner and Leyland’s very own Lancashire 1st team player Luis Reece.
The event was organised as a reward for all the sterling effort put in by coaches, team managers and players alike during the 2013 season, along with all the support from parents and grandparents ensuring the players were at games on time. Special thanks also went to all the grounds that hosted fixtures and provided teas and refreshments.
The Borough had a relatively successful season in which the U13s boys squad finished runners up in the Merseyside & South West Lancs competition and also reached the semi final of the countywide competition (Hacking Cup).The U15s narrowly missed out on qualification for the Ainsworth Trophy finishing runners up in their group on Net Run Rate. All bodes well for 2014 though as a large number of the squad were U14s. The U16s squad reached the finals day of the Partnerships T20 competition, however due to a late change of date could not attend.
Special thanks go to the coaches and managers of all the relevant squads: Mark Cookson / Mick Dears U15s boys; Phil Heaven U16s; Abi Bates girls U11s / U13s; Chris Greenall / Mark Shuttleworth boys U11s; Chris Fenton / Arwel Pozzi boys U13s and also to all other individuals who helped with the winter training programme and summer match programme.
There were individual awards made for batting / bowling and a players’ player of the year.
Individual Winners of Awards
U15s: Batting – Sam Oldham (Leyland CC); Bowling – Robbie Sumner (Penwortham CC); Players’ player – Hamza Khan (Leyland CC)
U13s: Batting – Zac Christie (Vernon Carus CC); Bowling – Jack Armer (Leyland CC); Players’ player – Zac Christie (Vernon Carus CC)
Girls Squad winners: Batting – Megan Snape (Leyland CC); Bowling – Beth Harvey (Leyland CC); Coaches Player – Izzy Moss (Vernon Carus CC)
U11s Boys: Batting – Jivitesh Raju (Preston CC); Bowling – Rebecca Duckworth (Penwortham CC); Players’ player – Matthew Hurst (Fulwood & Broughton CC)
Further images from the evening available in the Image gallery on the right.