Kilmington cricketers celebrate a season of success

PUBLISHED: 09:16 23 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:16 23 October 2015

Kilmington's Whiteway cup winning team. (Left to right) - back row: Glenn Harding,  Jon Tattershall,  Brett Garner,  Adam Culley,  Matt Rockett and Ian Gooding;   and (front Row):  James Rockett,  Josh Short,  Tom Gooding,  Alex Rockett and Tom Olive.

Kilmington's Whiteway cup winning team. (Left to right) - back row: Glenn Harding, Jon Tattershall, Brett Garner, Adam Culley, Matt Rockett and Ian Gooding; and (front Row): James Rockett, Josh Short, Tom Gooding, Alex Rockett and Tom Olive.

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Kilmington cricketers celebrate their 2015 efforts with their annual awards evening held in the company of club officials and supporters at the village hall.

Whimple Chairman, Chris McLaughlan presenting the Whiteway Cup trophy to the KCC captain, Tom GoodingWhimple Chairman, Chris McLaughlan presenting the Whiteway Cup trophy to the KCC captain, Tom Gooding

Following a hot buffet provided by Duncan Colvin and his staff from The Old Inn, the awards and trophies were presented.

Club President, Michael Collier, presided over the evening and presented the Whiteway Cup to Tom Gooding who was the captain of the team for that knockout event played at Whimple.

1st XI captain, Ralph Cook, spoke about the route taken by his team to reach the top of the D East Division, finishing with 257 points and sealing promotion to the C Division East for 2016.

Tom Gooding had the best bowling figures with an average of 13.87 and Sean Perry had the best batting figures, averaging 44.13.

Unfortunately, Jon Tattershall, captain of the 2nd XI was unable to attend, 2nd XI vice captain Martin Huscroft, stood in to speak of the season.

He noted that no less than 33 players had turned out for the 2nd XI during the season and that promotion narrowly missed their grasp as they were only two points short of the required total.

Club veteran, David Lavender, recorded the best bowling figures and took the Bowling trophy with an average of 10.1. Newcomer to the club, Glenn Harding, took the batting award with an average of 61.5.

The Kilmington CC Young Player of the Year award was won by Sam Olive and chairman of the club, Maurice Beviss, was awarded with the Clubman of the Year award.

During the evening, players voted for their choice of Player of the Year, and that was ultimately declared to be Genn Harding.

Two players had scored over a thousand runs during the season overall league and friendly games - Glenn Harding missing out on a hat-trick of trophies being beaten by Matt Rockett - the winner with 1,154 runs.

With a good number of youngsters already playing for the club, and others coming along to the club training evenings, the future is looking bright for Kilmington Cricket Club.

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