Thursday, 24 June 2021

Hayden named players’ top player

PEPPARD Stoke Row cricket club held its annual awards night at Caversham Heath golf club

PEPPARD Stoke Row cricket club held its annual awards night at Caversham Heath golf club on Friday of last week.

Dan Hayden was named first team players’ player of the year following his good summer, the all-rounder making 759 runs at an average just below 60 and also taking 24 wickets.

Wynand Lamprecht took the batting honours after making three centuries in his tally of 493 at 70.43, while fellow South African Dion Sampson was named bowler of the year after claiming 34 wickets.

Sam Fooks took all three awards for the second team after scoring 318 runs at 79.50 and claiming 12 victims with the ball.

Berkshire Over 60s star Don Townsin â?? currently representing the county on a tour of Menorca â?? won the third team batsman of the year, with 14-year-old George Lee taking the bowling award. Fellow youngster Danny May grabbed the players’ player gong.

Will Legg edged out father Gary to win the Sunday Kites’ player of the season award, having scored more than 1,000 runs for the club.

Mark Lambert’s fine season for the Sunday Maharajas saw him win their player of the season â?? the wicket-keeper batsman racking up 352 runs at an average of more than 50.

Hamish Scott was crowned young player of the year after repeatedly impressing with the ball — and also more regularly with the bat — for the Kites.

Three significant league achievements were celebrated following a season when Andy Watts became the Berkshire Cricket League’s all-time leading scorer (more than 11,500 runs), Roy Hayden became the first person to reach 900 wickets and Ian Jackson reached the 500 mark.

Townsin’s tireless work behind the scenes resulted in him winning the clubman of the year award, while outgoing chairman Ronnie Brock’s efforts were recognised as he was presented with a scrapbook featuring Henley Standard articles from his 12 years at the helm of Peppard Cricket Club and latterly Peppard Stoke Row Cricket Club. Brock himself had the headlines in a number of articles from the early 2000s.

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