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Grand finale....

By Chearsley CC

oh what a night

As if events at Lords last Sunday weren’t enough, Chearsley Juniors’ season also reached a fitting climax in the glorious sunshine of Monday and Tuesday evenings this week.

Monday evening saw our table-topping Under 9s battling in a fine contest with Aston Rowant, the Northern Division winners of the Aylesbury & District Midweek League. Although Chearsley lost this final, the team (Joaquim B, Kit C, Sam G, Sophia G, Charlie H, Luke R, Harry W, Sophie S, Hamish W) put up a spirited fight against strong opponents. This all bodes very well, as nearly all of this season’s team will still be eligible to play in this age group next year.

Many congratulations to all our other sides – Under 11s, 13sand 15s, who also put in some fine performances in their respective leagues during the season. The final placings can be viewed on this link.

Tuesday evening saw the 'End of Season' players awards take place at the pavilion.

Angela Gray reported on another successful season for the club. Player registrations have passed the 100 mark and around half our members are girls. Our membership also includes around 20 players in our ‘All Stars’ Under 7s section. Angela also highlighted a significant increase in boys joining our older age groups, which will ensure a continuing supply of promising talent moving into senior cricket at the club.

The coaches have forwarded the names of 10 of our youngsters (five girls and five boys) for the Bucks Cricket Board 2020 Pathway Nominations.

Adam Lazaruk extended his appreciation to all the club cricketers for their terrific commitment both in training and playing matches, before presenting the awards. Head Coach, Leigh Tomlinson, hoped that more payers from the older age groups would attend more specialised ‘one to one’ training on Thursday evenings next season

The 2019 Roll of Honour:

Under 9s
Best Batters: Anoushka D & Hamish W
Best Bowlers: Jemima T & Kit C
Most Improved Players: Sophie S & Harry W

Under 11s
Best Batters: Zara H & Jamie D
Best Bowlers: Sophia G & Sam G
Most Improved Players: Emily P & Ben M

Under 13s
Best Batters: Jessica T & Edward M
Best Bowlers: Lucy B & James B
Most Improved Players: Lizzie S & Freddie W

Under 15s
Best Batter: Percy W
Best Bowler: Harry L
Most Improved Player: Archie L

Our sincere thanks to all our coaches - Leigh Tomlinson and his Ignitesport team (Alex, Andy, Matt & Morgan), as well as our very own Stuart Burnham, Terry Gadsby, Will Sawrey-Cookson, Richard Tuxworth & Neil ‘Tank’ Waters.

Thanks too to all our ‘regulars’ who have made Tuesday evenings at the club something quite special in recent months – Dave & Lesley Arnott, Tina Burnham, Claire Lazaruk & Julia Witcher

During the evening a ‘Pink Week’ raffle was held raising over £300 for breast cancer research.

And finally let’s all say a very special thank you to Angela and Adam, who work tirelessly season after season to make Chearsley Cricket Club the great success that it has now become.

And while we’ve got your attention, tickets are selling fast so don’t delay in getting your places or tables booked for our End of Season Dinner & Dance, being held at the Oxford Belfry on Saturday 16th November.

For further information, please contact:

Lesley Arnott – lesley or 01844 290183

Angela Gray – angela or 07944 290264

Updated 18:08 - 19 Jul 2019 by Chearsley CC

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