We held our very successful awards evening in the pavilion at King George’s Field on 19 October 2013. It was excellent to see the high level of support from players, their families and friends.
Manu Kapila did a marvellous job with arranging the excellent curry and he and his wife, Sheena, managed the serving with a minimum of fuss. Paul Colloff manned the bar and Armando Borges did his usual excellent job of extracting money from people for the raffle and other fundraising activities. Jim Harmsworth Cowles prepared and acted as the quiz master for the evening which was a very successful addition to proceedings.
A big thank you to all who attended and for their donations. Our Senior Vice President, Edward Guinness commented that it was the most enjoyable and lively Awards Evening he had attended at the Club.
Ian Fisher had kept the statistics up to date during the season which allowed us to hold the event and make the awards soon after our last match – great job, Ian.
The 2013 Award Winners
Most Runs: Prash (729)
Prash again was a major contributor to the playing activities and despite missing the last 12 matches through a broken finger amassed an impressive number of runs.
Highest Innings: Prash Kumar (139*)
Prash, who took on a large load of the captains’ duties, played in 22 matches. His highest score was 24 better than he managed last year, when he also made the highest innings.
Best Batting Average: Nigel Field (65.67)
Nigel has won this award for the third year running, just beating last year’s average. His highest score was 110.
Most Wickets: Mudassar Yasin [Ali] (30)
Ali bowled some wonderful spells and was unlucky not to have taken many more wickets.
Best Bowling in a Match: Paul Colloff (6 for 29)
Paul managed to bowl 83 overs and was often called upon to break up a threatening partnership. He took a total of 24 wickets for the season.
Best Bowling Average: Prash Kumar (11.0)
Prash has gained confidence with his leg breaks and now is a very consistent performer taking 29 wickets for the season.
Best Young Player: Manan Kapila
It has been great to see the development of Manan who now bowls a menacing line and length and he also made his highest score the Club this year with 41 runs.
Most Improved: Julian Gibbs
Julian had a good year with both bat and ball with most improvement coming with the bat. He made a total of 152 runs with a highest score of 44. He also chimed in with 12 wickets.
Best Fielder: James King
Net catches taken is one of the criteria but also the degree of difficulty is also taken into account. He is a tall lad but managed a couple of catches on his bootlaces.
Players’ Player: James King
As the award suggests, this award is based on the votes of our players. It is a reflection of the players’ appreciation of James contributions, both on and off the field. He is very supportive to his fellow teammates on the field with his constant banter and encouragement.
Duck Cup: Danny Randall
Danny is not a newcomer to this trophy having won it a couple of times in the past. He succeeded this year with six ducks of which three were golden.
Outstanding Contribution to the Club: Tansy Peters
For the third year running the Club would like to acknowledge the tremendous support that Tansy provides with teas, bar duties and general efforts of keeping order with attention to detail.
Chairman’s Award: Ian Fisher
Ian has made yet another massive contribution to the Club. In addition to his Hon Treasurer role he is an active Committee member, kept the statistics up to date throughout the year, wrote most of the match reports in which he played, 19 games, and was integral to the successful running of the bar. Well done, Ian.
Raffle and the 30 Club
Our supporters contributed generously to the 30 Club and raffle and most families present took home some booty from the Awards Evening. The Club thanks the Committee and other members who supplied the prizes and Armando for his selling skills.