With close to 100 members, supporters and guests in attendance, the 2014 Season Annual Awards Dinner was a fantastic night of fun, fundraising and celebration of all that is good about Ben Rhydding Cricket Club.
Once again held at the Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, the night started with drinks at the bar, before all sat down for the three course meal. Once the deserts and coffee had been served, and a video montage of the Season consumed, the serious stuff of the awards giving started. The highlights included Brent Thompson winning the Ben Rhydding Shield (For off the field contribution) and Sandra Scarlett the Ben Rhydding Cup, for contribution both on and off the field. The Women & Girls Shield went to both Wendi and Dickie Bolton, for their off the field support, whilst Charlie Swallow took the clean sweep of the 1st XI batting, bowling and all-rounder awards.
However, the main event was the bestowing of Life Membership upon a true, and genuine club legend - Andrew Jennings, AJ, took the well deserved honour, following three decades of service to Ben Rhydding Cricket Club. During this time, AJ played for the club when BRCC was part of the Bradford League, served as 1st XI Captain for many years and was instrumental in driving the creation of the current junior section model. Many, many congratulations to AJ on behalf of the club, and we look forward to seeing you part of the 1st team again next year?!
After the awards, the raffle and auctions saw valuable funds raised for the Club, with one or two hugely generous (And possibly wine fuelled bids) bolstering the total. When the final lots had found their home, the disco and dancing kicked in, before the curtain fell on a hugely successful and enjoyable evening. Congratulations to all who helped in the organisation of the night, and here’s to another great year for the Club in 2015.
The winners in full were…
1st Team Batting Charlie Swallow
1st Team Bowling Charlie Swallow
1st Team All Rounder Charlie Swallow
1st Team Fielder Redmond Bolton
1st Team Players Player Alex Miller & Forrest Hamilton
2nd Team Batting Richard Bolton
2nd Team Bowling Roam Hamilton
2ndTeam All Rounder Sam Tattersall
2nd Team Fielder Roam Hamilton
2nd Team Players Player Sam Tattersall
3rd Team Batting Chris Maunsell
3rd Team Bowling William Rowe
3rd Team All Rounder Thomas Revell
3rd Team Fielder Roam Hamilton
3rd Team Players Player Tim Wood
Women & Girls Batting Natasha Sunderland
Women & Girls Bowling Hannah Spivey
Women & Girls Fielding Chloe Dinsdale
Women & Girls All Rounder Natasha Sunderland
Women & Girls Players Player Chloe Dinsdale
Duck Cup Redmond Bolton
U18’s Shield Jonathan Wood
Women & Girls Shield Wendi & Richard Bolton
Ben Rhydding Shield Brent Thompson
Ben Rhydding Cup Sandra Scarlett