Dawe’s double delight at Exmouth CC Awards night
PUBLISHED: 09:34 01 December 2011
Over 80 members and friends of Exmouth Cricket Club attended the Annual Dinner and Awards evening at the Royal Beacon Hotel last Saturday.
Among those present were, Jim Wood the Club’s new president, Kevin Smith and Gary Rice of the main Club sponsors, CAP Partitions of Exeter, Dudley Westlake of D and D Marketing, Paul Nightingale of the Royal Beacon and John Hawkins of Everys Solicitors .
Former Exmouth player Chris Metters, now very much a professional with Warwickshire CCC, was also present.
Chairman, Richard Butler co-ordinated proceedings which included the handing out of a dozen awards to Ladies, Colts, senior players and volunteers.
Of particular note was the award of the Team of the Year Award to the 2nd XI Captain, Lawrence Greenway, for winning promotion back to the Premier Division, Ollie Dawe who won not only Colt of the Year but also 3rd XI Player of the year and David Lye, Ist XI Player of the Year, who also topped the Premier League runs scored table with Club Captain Richard Baggs.
A new award, ‘First to 100’, went to Stuart Rintoul who beat his batting partner, Julian Page, to the trophy only by a matter of minutes in the same match!
Butler reflected on the turnout: “I am particularly pleased that there are so many members present from all parts of the Club.
In particular we recognise the great effort which goes on off the field and the awards of Clubman of the Year to Bryon Fishlock and Young Clubman of the Year to Nickie Bolt are well deserved.
With new coaching arrangements being sorted out for next year I hope that all sections of the Club, particularly the Ladies and Colts teams, will enjoy success.
It was also pleasing to be able to present a cheque raised by members to support Ollie Dawe in his forthcoming tour of South Africa with the Devon U 15 side”
Earlier in the day Exmouth and Woodbury Colts had the privilege of a training season at Exmouth Community College with Henry Olonga, the former Zimbabwe fast bowler, who is visiting the area.