Cricket club celebrates season

Aldborough Cricket Club annual presentation and dinner was well attended at the Spread Eagle in Erpingham.Chairman Tim Knight and vice-chairman Richard Fisher presented the awards, and Sean Cannon toasted the health of the club.

Aldborough Cricket Club annual presentation and dinner was well attended at the Spread Eagle in Erpingham.

Chairman Tim Knight and vice-chairman Richard Fisher presented the awards, and Sean Cannon toasted the health of the club.

The season was a relative success with all four teams playing 62 matches and over 80 players representing the club.

The first XI finished in third place to replicate their best finish of 2004 since their demotion from the Alliance.


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The second XI after a woeful start finished mid-table and defeated all of the top three in the closing weeks of the season.

The Sunday and B team had seasons affected by the weather but managed to blood new players who made their way into the Saturday league teams.

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In the speeches many people were thanked for their efforts including all the committee, Ron Dobbie, Steve Barnes, Edward Botwright, The Black Boys Pub, Colin Reeve, Bob Bishop, Steve Haines and Sean Cannon.

The captains' awards went to Lee Merritt for the B Team, Paul Reeve for the Sunday XI, Charlie Mack for the 2nd XI and Ben Flanagan for the 1st XI.

These were followed by the team averages which were won by Paul Reeve Sunday batting and bowling, Mark Holroyd 2nd XI batting and bowling, Gerard Cooper 1st XI batting and Kevin Bacon 1st XI bowling.

The major awards on the night were also presented. The club batting cup was won by Paul Reeve with 957 runs at 53.67, the club bowling was also won by Paul Reeve with 34 wickets at 14.68.

The chairman's award was presented to David Robinson by Tim Knight for his support and work during the season as secretary.

The young player of the year went to Ben Flanagan who featured prominently in many of the victories for the first XI. The club's player of the year was awarded to Paul Reeve for his all round performances in both the 1st XI and Sunday XI and his general contribution to the club. His personal highlight of 153 not out was also noted.

The club will be entering into the Indoor Cricket League once again this season and next year will be competing in the re-structured Norfolk Cricket League after their application to the Alliance was rejected, despite being one of the outstanding teams in Division One.

The club's annual meeting will be in the new year and will be advertised nearer the time.

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