Chairman, Steve Avil, thanked the many players, supporters, coaches, tea ladies and parents who have helped to make this a successful 175th year in the Club’s history. The Club is continuing to grow and develop after a few years struggling and it was good to see some more social events and more local people getting involved in the club. Special thanks went to Ian Milne for organising the juniors, Pete Davis for his "pottering" - cleaning, gardening, doing the bar,etc, the tea ladies, Emily and the Bacon Butty team on Sunday mornings, Denise and the BBQ team, the team managers, and scorers.
He also thanked the groundstaff, particularly Ian Simpson who has done an excellent job smoothing through his transition to head groundsman and producing some excellent wickets during the summer.
Thanks were also given to Rob Smith for his work as treasurer, and we can report the finances are healthy.
Captain Joe Gordon awarded caps to Paddy Sadd, Ben Collins, Lawrence Perry and Max Collins who played their 100 game for the senior sides this year. This is a new intiative brought in by Joe this year to reward those players who remain loyal to the club.
Ian Milne, thanked the Junior managers, Dave Collis, Andy Oxspring,(both U10 managers), Mick Ingram (U11s), Shaun Vickers (U13s) and Nick Staff (U15s), the Chairman also then thanked Ian, himself for managing the U17s. The Managers then awarded their players of the season.
Ian also thanked Chairman Steve Avil, and secretary Alison Avil for their ongoing work in developing the team.
U10s – James Owen
U11s – Matt Bolderston
U13s – Marloe Powell
U15s – James Lawton
U17s – George Lawton
Overall Junior of the Season – Elizabeth Page who not only made some great performances in the U11s for the Club but also played in several representative games for Leicestershire Girls U13s.
In the awards for the senior teams captains Joe Gordon and Rob Collins made the following awards:
2nd XI Batsman of the Year Fergus Kenny
2nd XI Bowler of the Year Lee Wilson
1st XI Batsman of the Year Sam Williams
1st XI Bowler of the Year Laurence Perry
Young Player of the Year Patrick Grady
Most Improved Player Max Levine
Best Performance of the Year Max Collins for a Century and 6 wickets in one game.
Players Player of the Year Rob Collins
The Chairman’s Cup went to Joe Gordon and Rob Collins for all their tireless work in getting teams out each week.