IT WAS a memorable night for Peppard Stoke Row Cricket Club when the Berkshire Cricket League held its annual awards dinner last Friday at the Goring and Streatley Golf Club with more than 140 guests attending.
The newly-merged club were able to celebrate winning the Premier Division title while their second team won Division 2.
Former county cricketer, Chris Ellison, was the was guest of honour at the dinner. Ellison, who was a professional with Yorkshire in the Nineties, played for Berkshire when they won the Minor Counties final at Lords in 2004 and played for Henley and Finchampstead Cricket Clubs.
Ellison now concentrates on coaching cricket in Berkshire and Oxfordshire and runs his own company, Performance Cricket. He also had a stint as head coach to the England Disability Cricket Squad.
As well as giving an entertaining and instructive talk on his work with disabled players, he took part in a light-hearted question and answer session conducted by Peppard Stoke Row’s Richard Ashton. Ellison presented the trophies to the successful teams and the individual awards. The Premier Division trophy was presented to Peppard Stoke Row’s captain, Paddy Hennessy and the other divisional winners were Crowthorne and Crown Wood in Division 1, Peppard Stoke Row 2nds in Division 2, BCS/Grosvenor 2nds in Division 3 and Emmbrook 2nds in Division 4.