Saturday, 19 June 2021

Ashton scoops award

PEPPARD STOKE ROW’S Richard Ashton picked up the fielder of the year award at the Berkshire

PEPPARD STOKE ROW’S Richard Ashton picked up the fielder of the year award at the Berkshire Cricket League’s annual awards dinner held at Goring and Streatley Golf Club last Friday.

Sulhamstead Cricket Club picked up the Premier Division title for the second time in three years while their second team picked up runners-up spot in Division 2.

The guest-of-honour was Mark Williams, a former player, a current Minor Counties umpire and recently appointed Laws of Cricket Advisor at MCC, charged with redrafting Laws for the new Code in 2017. As well as giving an entertaining and instructive talk, the guest took part in a light-hearted question and answer session conducted by Ashton.

Williams also presented the trophies to the respective league champions including Emmbrook and Bearwood in Division 1, BCS/Grosvenor 2nds in Division 2, Waltham St Lawrence in Division 3 and Ruislip Victoria in Division 4.

League chairman Eddie Lunn presented the individual awards. One club, West Reading, had the distinction of having the league’s best batsman and bowler. League batsman of the year was Adam Davidson and the bowler was Hafeez Ul-Wahab. Wicket-keeper of the year was Pablo Julien of Ruislip Victoria.



The Calcot Shield for sportsmanship was won by Ibis/Mapledurham.



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