Honiton CC 2011 Awards - Holmes lands a 1st XI hat-trick!

PUBLISHED: 15:54 11 October 2011


Adam Holmes capped a magnificent season with a clean sweep of the 1st XI awards at the Honiton CC 2011 Awards evening.

Honiton Cricket Club staged their 2011 awards evening.

After a memorable season that saw both the `1st and 2nd XI’s promoted fro their respective Divisions, there was much to celebrate.

Kev Kelly’s 1st XI booked a berth next season in the D Division whilst Andrew Lapping’s side landed the D Division East title for the first time and will line up next summer in the C Division, effectively the fourth tier of 2nd XI cricket in the County.

At the half-way mark of the season, Lapping’s men were 45 points shy of the promotion berths but a magnificent run-in saw them win seven of their final eight games to win the title by eight points.

In the 1st XI it was very much the Adam Holmes show as the all-rounder scooped all three awards of best batsman, best bowler and the Players Player!

The top honours were shared around in the 2nd XI with Tom Strawbridge (batting), Andy Brinsford (bowling and Craig Lapping (Players Player) claiming the awards.

Andrew Lapping was honoured with the Honiton CC Clubman of the Year whilst Phil Tansley landed the award for the Performance of the Season. The unfortunate title of Duckman of the year – awarded for the most times a player registered no score, went to Oli Cave!

Adam Thompson landed the Most Improved Player honour whilst Youth Players Player award was shared by Harry Wright and Kieran Sluman.

In terms of the overall Honiton CC Players of the Year, the awards went to Craig Lapping and Adam Holmes.

The Junior Section awards were also handed out. In the under-15s the awards went to; Ben Brown (Bowling), Kieran Sluman (Batsman) and Kieran Murphy (Most Improved).

The under-13 awards were dominated by Charlie Wright who claimed both the batting and Bowling award whilst Scott Eveleigh won the Most Improved Player award.

In the under-12 section Charlie Wright picked up the batting award, Tom Olive won the Bowling award and Jake Crutchley-Davies landed the honour for the Most Improved Player.

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