On Saturday 1st October we held our end of season awards presentation night in front of a packed function room, it would also be the finale of our Grab a Grand draw with the winner being drawn on the night.
|Mr Chairman welcomes everyone|
It had been a solid season all round for the 2nd XI and 3rd XI teams who both maintained their league position. For the 1st XI it was a season of what ifs, however, it must be said this young enthusiastic team where an absolute pleasure to watch. Missing out on promotion on net run rate, they also made the 20 20 cup final only to lose out again Cliftonville and again losing to Cliftonville in the Junior Cup Semi Final. A season to build on with many highs and an average age of around 21 this team should be around for a few seasons to come.
The individual award winners on the night where;
Batsman of the year Stuart Nelson
Bowler of the year Adam Beattie
Captains pick Matthew Simpson
Batsman of the year Graham Watt
Bowler of the year Sam Grant
Captains pick David Harris
Batsman of the year Paul Trimble
Bowler of the year Thompson Dawson
Captains pick Sarthak Kareer
In addition to these the three captains, Graeme Hassard, Graham Watt and Neil Pinkerton also received a small award for their efforts as captains during the season.
Each year we also have a number of Perpetual trophies and the winners are as follows;
|Adam celebrates in style|
Performance of the year award Adam Beattie
Young Player of the year Stuart Nelson
Harry Blair Memorial Shield (Clubman of the year) Stuart Catterson and Philip Walker
|Deserved winners of the Clubman of the year award|
Of course each year we have a special award, the award we all fear a trophy which contains some Cregagh legends, of course I’m talking about the Canard D’or (as a footnote, did you know there is a restaurant that I think we need to visit http://www.lecanardor.com/ )
Yes once again Thompson Dawson did not disappoint and had quite a few of our 1st XI players on stage when making his presentation. The winner this year, and it was a first I believe went to a family!! Yes Neil and James McGrath won the dubious honour of the most ducks in a season. Well done and the award was well received.
|The Cregagh Ducks|
As per usual we finished the night up dancing the night away. To this end we would like to thank our new caterer Bluebird Cafe on the Cregagh Road who provided an excellent meal which we all enjoyed, to all our speech makers, our committee members who all worked hard to put on such a great show, not to mention a special thank you to Peter Searson who attended on behalf of Leinster Youth Cricket and is now an honorary Cregagh Duck!!
Finally, on the night itself we made the big draw for the Grab a Grand, and the results are as follows;
1st Prize and the winner of £1,000 was Gary Cunningham
2nd Prize and the winner of £300 was Maureen Hassard
3rd Prize and the winner of £100 was Joan Clements
|Sam Grant and Philip Walker present our cheque for £1000|
We want to thank everyone who bought a ticket within the Club and across the Northern Cricket Union and of course to all our members who sold tickets.
From this we are pleased to announce that we raised £1,000 for our nominated charity this year which was Clic Sargent. Well done to all involved and something we can all be proud of.
See you soon for indoor nets and we get to do it all over again!!!!!!!!