A special thanks to all those who shared the umpiring duties this year. Also, for third parties roped into making sandwiches and baking cakes and pouring cups of tea our club is indebted for your assistance.
We had a number of stand out performances this year in the League side along with important contributions from all who played. Nick Watson again led the batting ranks with a season tally of 523 runs, and the Gandolf The White's younger cousin Sean Ashfield rolled back the years to be our leading wicket taker with 22 precious scalps. Nick Watson snaffled 8 catches as well to round out a 'back to his best' season.
Our youngsters performance exceptionally well as well with Ollie Streets scoring his maiden League ton (101*), George Sorrell taking his first League wicket at age 11, The Judd Massive (James Thresher, Rohan Sharma and Jonah Radcliffe) all getting off the mark with bat and ball, James T taking 4/13 (and 11 wickets in total), Rohan S taking 4/30, Jonah demonstrating his tail end bludgeoning capacity at West Farleigh, and Inigo Streets with his first League multi-wicket haul (2-24).
Our more seasoned professionals also had their moments as well:
Joe Wiles and Johnny Carpenter escaping Manchester to provide some quality moments with bat and ball, Chris Close continuing to open the bowling in his 123 year, Andy Pinder and Joe Williams consistently taking wickets in their first two overs, Simon Leahy continuing to be the master of banter to raise the spirits of every dressing room, Pete Thresher sending down lofty thunder bolts rarely seen in Div 4, Pete Clews bowling 4 balls with the healthy figures of 1/1, Jason Box turning his arm over to great effect at Otford (whilst Andy lost his arm at the same venue!), John Sorrell showing poise yet at the same time utter contempt for being triggered by Sean at Halstead, and Dave Close for having more strands of hair than runs made this season. There were of course numerous other performances witnessed throughout the season by a host of other players which will be mentioned (made fun of? celebrated?) at the AGM in December.
Thank you all.
Pre-season starts NOW!