Exmouth CC star Anning lifts top award at Devon Cricket League awards night

08:26 06 February 2014

Exmouth fast bowler Trevor Anning was named player of the year at the Devon Cricket League awards night. Chairman Stuart Munday (right) made the trophy presentation

Exmouth fast bowler Trevor Anning was named player of the year at the Devon Cricket League awards night. Chairman Stuart Munday (right) made the trophy presentation

Gavin Lane

EXMOUTH fast bowler Trevor Anning was named Francis Clark Devon League player of the year when awards were handed out at the competition’s prize-giving evening, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Anning, now in his fifth season with Exmouth, took 36 scalps to help Exmouth claim their first Premier crown since 1999.

After collecting the Bob Bridges Trophy, named in honour of a former Exmouth player and founder chairman of the league, Anning modestly played down the award.

“I think of myself as a steady bowler who keeps it tidy and takes a few wickets,” said Anning.

“I don’t think I have ever taken 40 wickets in a league season for any club I have been with.”

Anning started out as a youngster at Feniton, then moved to Sidmouth where he stayed for five years.

A move to Sandford earned Premier Division wins in 2003 and 2004 under sides skippered by Richard Baggs.

Anning had his best Premier bowling returns so far while playing for Sandford: six for eight against Paignton and six for 22 versus Budleigh Salterton.

“I remember the Paignton game well as Richard Foan scored a ton and then we bowled them out to win,” said Anning.

After Baggs returned to Exmouth it wasn’t long before Anning followed and their fruitful partnership began all over again with an A Division title in 2010.

Anning has been a virtual ever-present in the Devon one and three-day sides for the past decade and at 31 feels he has a few more years left in him yet.

The presentations took place immediately after the competition’s annual meeting at the Exeter Court Hotel in Kenford.

Baggs had already collected the Premier Cup to show off at the club’s annual dinner, however he gripped and grinned with league chairman Stuart Munday one more time for posterity.

On a good night for Exmouth their 2nd XI was honoured for winning the A Division. Chairman Richard Butler picked up the cup.

The young player of the year was Tavistock’s Rhys Davies, with Exmouth in 2012, who is widely rumoured to be joining Exeter in 2014.

The annual meeting portion of the evening largely rubber stamped changes to the committee and minor rule changes.

The new secretary is former ECB staff member Ed Leverton, who replaces Geoff Coish following his retirement last year.

Coish was presented with a cricket bat signed by Aussie fast bowling legend Jeff Thompson and the league’s services to cricket trophy in recognition of his 13 years in the post.

A vote on which balls should be used in Premier and A Division 2nd XI games had to be re-run after confusion arose over what clubs were voting for – and whether they needed a vote at all!

Proposals to change the way targets are calculated using run-rate in games delayed by rain were shelved for 12 months.

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