Ebrington Cricket Club Annual Awards Dinner 2012
Bunny opens up
John Bunny Baldwin, Chairman of Ebrington Cricket Club, got events underway at The Ebrington Arms on Friday 21 September 2012 by thanking his committee for work over the year. Angie Clarkson was singled out for taking on the Fixture Secretary role and freshening the fixtures up with some competitive matches on Sundays. Ken Smith was thanked for work on the ground and captains Rob Sipthorp and Josh Collins for pulling teams together week after week despite frustration of games abandoned due to poor weather. Peter Gregory was thanked for tactical advice and steering the Saturday team to victory. The high standard of play was noted and the players were challenged to raise their games to the level of Nathaniel Gregory who had had an exceptional season.
Rolf Harris at The Ebrington Arms?
Peter Gregory, found himself speechless, but did have a ditty based on 'look-a-like' Rolf Harris, for the entertainment of Ebrington CC members gathered at The Ebrington Arms. "Two Little Boys" told the story of the raising of the CliMAX-Kid from a toddler with his first wooden bat to the run machine of 2012, who CliMAXed with 191 against Kenilworth Wardens on the last day of the league season. The song also paid tribute to the team that score more than 300 against 'old Stanway' and led to G-odd declaring "Did you think I would leave you ba-a-tting, when there's food in the club for tea....."
The Face of CliMAX touched
Josh Collins, Face of CliMAX, and Sunday Captain of Ebrington CC was delighted to receive a bunch of flowers from his adoring teammates at the Awards Dinner. He spoke eloquently of a successful season in which the team could afford to spare some of it's best players to bolster the opposition on days when their numbers were depleted. He recounted victories and personal successes on the pitch with amusing banter on and off it.
Saturday Bowling Award
Nat Gregory, The CliMAX-Kid took the Saturday Bowling Award for the best average of 9.2 runs per wicket. He snaffled 13 wickets in the league and pipped Ever-Ready Rawlings to the Award who took 17 wickets 10.2 and James Hicky-Lix who had 16 at 9.7
Saturday Batting Award
The CliMAX-Kid scored more runs than any of 7 Division of Cotswold Hills Cricketers in 2012 with 855 at an average of 106.8. He hit 3 centuries and 6 other 50s with a highest score of 191 at Kenilworth Wardens.
The Award of Player's Player is voted at The AGM. James Hicks-Lix and The CliMAX-Kid received an equal number of votes and Hicksy-Lix received the Award from Ken Smith on behalf of the popular pair. Hicks-Lix becomes the Sunday Captain for 2013.
Sunday Bowling Award
The Award for Sunday Bowling went to Peter Gregory, though a subsequent inspection of the averages on Play Cricket reveals that perhaps Hicks-Lix should have had this one! Skeletor took 6 wickets and Hicksy-Lix 5, but the average of the young tear-away fast bowler looks marginally better.
CliMAX inventor is Clubman of Year
Ken Smith was a continual winner of the Ebrington CC Clubman of the Year, until he withdrew his name from this three years ago. In 2012, the vote went to Peter G-Odd Gregory, perhaps in recognition for his persistence in taking subscriptions and match fees from players....or maybe for bringing Ebrington CC to the international stage with his You Tube Hit, The CliMAX-Song last winter.