GLOUCESTERSHIRE cricketer Will Gidman, was guest of honour at the Berkshire Cricket League dinner held last Friday at the Goring
GLOUCESTERSHIRE cricketer Will Gidman, was guest of honour at the Berkshire Cricket League dinner held last Friday at the Goring and Streatley Golf Club with 125 guests attending.
As well as taking part in an entertaining and informative question and answer session conducted by Stoke Row’s Richard Ashton, Gidman also presented the trophies to the successful teams and the individual awards.
The Premier Division trophy was presented to Sulhamstead’s captain Matt Gill and the other divisional winners were Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Sandhurst 2nds and Purley 3rds from Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
The league batsman of the year was Shiva Murugan of Sulhamstead who scored 896 runs while the league bowler of the year award was shared by three bowlers with 43 wickets each — Anthony Clapham of Sandhurst, Hafeez Ul-Wahab of West Reading and Taimoor Yousaf of West Reading.
The fielder of the year for the second year running was Knowl Hill’s wicketkeeper, Ian Millson with 28 victims.
The young player of the year was 17-year-old Will Herrington from Welford Park.
In a phenomenal season for a colt, Herrington hit moer than 600 league runs and his 189 not out was the highest individual score by any batsman in 2013. His feats have helped his club to gain promotion to the Premier Division for the first time in their history.
The Premier Division young player of the year was Chris Humphreys of Stoke Row and the membership young player was Andrew Hartland of Waltham St Lawrence.
The club umpire of the year for the second successive year was Paul Bowers of Welford Park and the Calcot Award for sportsmanship went to Stoke Row for the second year running.
The Premier Division batsman of the year was Woodcote’s Will Macdonald who with 803 runs at an average of 73 pipped Peppard’s Andy Watts who scored 787 runs at an average of 71.5.