Club looks back on season

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The annual presentation evening of Heanor Town Cricket Club has taken place.

There was a very good turnout from players, families and supporters an an excellent buffet was provided by the loyal band of HTCC caterers. A souvenir programme packed with statistics was produced by Chris Moore who also organised the venue arrangements.

Chairman Alan Turner reported on a disappointing end to the season for the 1st X1, who slipped to relegation in the late part of the campaign. The 2nd XI finished fourth and the Sunday Development XI had worked very hard in bringing on young cricketers and maintained their league position.

Thanks were given to Andy Brear, Chris Moore and Andy Naylor for their work as captains and Jason O’Dell was thanked for volunteering to take over from Andy Naylor next season. The Under 17s had battled hard in their first season at that level and good things were on the horizon for next season and the under 11 cricketers were showing great promise.

The awards were presented by the ever popular and long serving club member David Mitchell. Thanks also went to Geoff and Glen Clarence for their generous sponsorship of the cricket club and also for the use of the venue for the awards night.

Awards were presented to Andy Brear and Kevin Barber for 1st X1 averages and similar awards went to Paul Barlow and Steve Morley in the 2nd X1. The Sunday X1 awards went to Josh Brear and George Moore.

Players of the year for these three teams were Josh Brear, Paul Barlow and Josh Brear again. George Moore won the prize for Under 17 most improved player and was also presented with a mounted cricket ball for his return of 5-12 whilst aged 13 but playing for the 2nd X1.

The weekend main caterers through the cricket season were presented with flowers for their efforts and club secretary Gordon Shaw, was surprised to be awarded life membership of the club.

Heanor Town CC are always looking for new players of any age, especially for the under 11 kwik cricket team and anyone interested should contact any member of the Club.

Indoor nets start in January at Broomfield College.