Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Topsham St James CC held their annual awards evening at the club’s Bonfire Field headquarters, writes Sheila Harding.
The evening centred on a buffet supper followed by the presentation of the individual honours.
In addition to those on the field of play, the Presidents Cup went to Malcolm Shepherd for all his work as head of colts whilst the clubman award was presented jointly to Ross Treleaven and Mike Tracey (the two adult eleven’s captain’s).
There were also words of thanks from Chairman Rupert Pratt to all the committee and from the captains for all the support they get from the committee, umpires, scorer, and others.
The Brewer Cup, presented to the 1st XI player of the year was won by Nick Crew and the Harold Lewis Cup for the top senior eleven batsman went to Alex Sparkes. Nick Horne won the award for the individual innings of the season and Ross Treleaven was a double winner as he lifted the Evans Cup for being the best bowler and he also claimed the award for the nest single bowling performance of the season.
Four cricket balls were presented to mark the scoring of centuries in the season with on player taking three of them! Alex Sparkes was a centurion three times with tons against Whitchurch (145), Kenn (132no) and Upottery (109no) whilst Nick Horne hit 110 against Kilmington.
The 2nd XI Player of the Season award went to Rudi Ellis whilst the batting award was claimed by Lee Solway and the bowling honour went to Rudi Ellis.
The South Devon league (Sunday) awards went to Brian Jeary who was presented with the James Harding Memorial Cup for being the Player of the Season and a special award was also made to Nick Horne for the hat-trick he claimed against Shaldon.
The Exeter Evening League (T20) award was presented to Nick Horne for his historical 208 against Cullompton – he also slammed an unbeaten 125 against Met Office!
The Topsham ladies team awards went to Claire Thomas (batting) whilst Fran Dennehy picked up both the bowling award and the ladies’ Players’ Play award. Claire Thomas was acclaimed for the ladies’ one century of the season; her 113 against Sandford.