Monday, 25 August 2008

Champions!!!!!!!!

Guess the best place to start would be with the thank you's. The list is long and I'm sure to have forgotten someone so apologies if I miss anyone out.

Think I'll start with the players who, despite the frustrations of the weather and a different skipper each week for the 2nd half of the season, have been magnificent. Many times we have been under pressure at times in games but this season a number of players have stood up and ensured we have come through. Notably in both Barry Wanderers fixtures, away from home a fantastic innings from Mike plus big hitting from Upinder (scaring the rest of us to death in the process)saw us across the line. At home we looked well short of runs until Nick Parker hit 55 off 57 to post a total we could defend. Many other terrific performances including 100's for Geoff Colley and Andy Pearce and five for's for Steve Hudson and Nick Parker. Whilst on the subject of players huge thanks go to Simon Wilton for his role throughout the season. Despite not playing as much as I'm sure he would of liked Chi Chi has been an ever present when the 2's have played and scored with his amazing technicolor pens.

In all we used 25 players in this campaign so big thank you to all of you.

When the sun has allowed us to get a home game in Sue Mark's teas have been the talk of the league all season, when Sue has been unable to do them the Wiltons have done a tremendous job. Thanks to you all.

With Bryn-y-don being underwater for most of the season we have managed to get quite a few games on up the common. This is one of the reasons we have done so well and thanks have to go to Ian Richardson, Miles and everyone else who has worked on the common to get games played.
I know I have already mentioned the players but want to say an additional thank you to Mike, Gareth Marks, Gareth Evans and Huw who have all stood in for me as skipper at some point over the season.

I'm not going to give a usual match report on Saturday mainly due to the fact I was so drunk Saturday night I've probably forgotten parts of it, instead I'll just give you the final averages for the season.

Extremely pleasing to see so many 20+ averages with the bat, and so many sub 20 averages with the ball. No-one has manged to run away with the wickets but Nick Parker has manged to finish as leading wicket taker with 15.

Leading runs scorer was Andy Pearce with 215 runs at a strike rate of 96!!!!



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