And The Winner Is ….

Barrow Gurney Cricket Club honoured some of its players and supporters who had made a big contribution to the 2017 season at its end of season buffet.

A large gathering of senior and junior players, family and friends came together to enjoy a generous spread, a few stories of the season just past and to see the awards being presented.

First team vice-captain, James Riley won the First Team Player of the Year for the second year in succession, having added 254 runs with the bat to his customary wickets and economical bowling, this year 23 wickets in the league at a shade over 19 runs apiece.

Second team vice-captain Mark Gracey was the Second Team Player of the year for his 295 runs at just under 25 per innings, as well as his organisational support for his captain Ellie Holdway.

Most improved player of the year was Kieran Owen while Guy Fisher took young player of the year.

Leo Brace was the Under 13 player of the year Leo scored over a hundred runs in Under 13 games at an average of 25 plus adding a few wickets and catches to boot. Luke Tait was the most improved player.

Finally the Clubman of the Year was Paul Mizen, who was surprised to win the trophy after announcing that he had not won it since 1982 before he knew he had been nominated this year. Paul, who is Fixture Secretary, can always be found at nets, offering hints and tips, feeding the bowling machine, and helping with a lot of maintenance at the ground all year round.

And so, the sun set on another eventful year. Next week the club AGM will look forward to 2018 by electing a new committee and team captains.

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