Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Look a likes Part 3

Following on from the ever popular look a like series we have a few more for you to keep you going through the Winter break

Peter Kerr......

Andy B.......

Tim Jackson.....


Announcement coming soon on the return of Murderball and details of the 2008 tour!!!
PS Bunsie, if you can tell me who your look a like is, I'll buy you a Pear Cider! No helpers, anyone Bunsie is too shy!

Tuesday, 23 October 2007


The 2007 AGM will be held in the club on Wednesday 14th November 2007 starting at 8.00pm

Every paid up member is entitled and strongly encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Division 1 Section 4 Champions 2007

Back Row: (L to R) Stuart Catterson (Chairman) Ian Kerr, Philip Walker, David Harris, Sameer Maish, Aaron Kerr, Peter Kerr, Billy McCormick (Scorer)

Front Row: (L to R) Paul Trimble, Graham Watt (vc) David McCormick (Captain) Alan Baker, Javed Mohammed

For all the historians, this is the 1st XI's 9th league title, as a club this is our 26th league title.

Monday, 8 October 2007

End of Season Dinner

Cregagh held its end of season awards dinner in the clubhouse on Friday past.

With the room packed to the rafters, the awards for the season were handed out, the winners were as follows;

1st XI Batsman of the year Ian Kerr
1st XI Bowler of the year Graham Hassard
1st XI Captain's award Graham Watt

2nd XI Batsman of the year William Campbell
2nd XI Bowler of the year Philip Thompson
2nd XI Captain's award Thompson Dawson

3rd XI Batsman of the year Paul Trimble
3rd XI Bowler of the year Craig Copeland
3rd XI Captain's award Sameer Maish

In addition to this, the Captain's also received their Cregagh Captain shirt presented by former Cregagh and Ireland player Adrian Thompson. A new Cregagh tradition started by Ian Kerr. William McCormick received the Harry Blair Memorial shield as Clubman of the year, acknowledging his work as club scorer for all 6 teams! The best individual performance of the season award went to Aaron Kerr for blasting Instonians 1sts (sorry 2nd XI wink wink) around the ground and scoring his first century ending on 118.

Tim Jackson and David McCormick also received a special award as the club recognised their individual efforts by taking 6 wickets in a game. Tim's came against the PSNI and David's came against Clogher. Both players received a hand holding the ball they did the damage with.

Finally, David along with Aaron received a sports voucher for both scoring centuries during the season. David's came against Dungannon for the 2nd XI also scoring 118, must be something about that number.

The 3rd XI retained the Minor Qualifying Cup and on the night the players officially received their medals. Likewise, the 1st XI Section 4 trophy was in attendance and the 1st XI squad received their medals. Unfortunately Graham Hassard and Andrew Bligh were not able to attend but their medals have been set aside.

As a thank you for his tireless work during the year, chairman Stuart Catterson received a voucher as a thank you from the committee. As you can see, the awards presentation ran for almost an hour as each captain and the chairman recalled the season's highlights. Some Captain's talked longer than others but I think the audience appreciated Phil's ball by ball account of his season!! One low point of the night and indeed the season was the dreadful injury to Billy Campbell, and as a gesture, the committee has decided that all proceeds from the ballot would be for the benefit of Billy. We hope he has a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him in a Cregagh shirt next year.

One highlight and 'coo' of the night if not the season, was the special guest appearance of Philip Schofield on the night. What a catch to have a top TV personality in our little club in East Belfast. He even brought his mate Gordon with him (wink wink nudge nudge).

Once the caterers had dispensed the teas and coffees, and the awards ceremony had finished, it was then over to the disco / karaoke to take us into the wee small hours in true Cregagh fashion. I cant totally recall the evening, I do remember a fine Elvis number was belted out in style by Andrew Thompson, whilst the riddler struggling with the cold killed the Back Street Boys version of 'I want it that way' we as the audience certainly didn't.

I think the Trimble's sang but I cant remember, the night was finished off by a Queen classic, We are the Champions, predictable, yes, enjoyable, yes, did the WAGS enjoy it NO. After killing that song the 1st XI then proceeded on a lap of honour, around the glorious Gibson Park just before one in the morning, to acknowledge the fans who had believed in us all season. The grass was wet, it was freezing, and we don't have floodlights at Cregagh so God only knows who actually took the lap, but the lap of honour capped off a great night, not sure if the residents of Village Green would agree but none the less the fans appreciated the effort!