The WSLCC Annual Awards Dinner took place on October 1st 2016. The teams came together in rainy conditions to take shelter in the club house, enjoy a curry provided by our friends at Haweli and celebrate the successes of the season both across the team and for individual contributions. The full review for last season can be read here.
Fast forward to the awards and the usual 9 presentations were to be made: for the 1st XI and 2nd XI team, ‘Batsmen of the Year’ and Bowler of the Year’ for the player who scored the most runs and took the most wickets, as well as the ‘Players’ Player of the Year’ award for each team, as elected by their peers.
The final three awards are club awards for the ‘Fielder of the Year’ (the most catches), ‘Most Improved Player’ and finally, the highly coveted ‘Duck Award’ which is fiercely contested by those determined to lose their wicket without troubling the scorer.
So without further ado, we can announce the winners:
1st XI – Batsman of the Year
Winner – Wasim Javed
Scoring a total 385 runs with a highest score of 104* Waz takes this years award. Boasting a brilliant average of 42.78 across the season too.
1st XI – Bowler of the Year
Winner – Chris England
With a total of 14 wickets for the season and average of 26.29, the Master yet again showed the rest how it should be done. Chris recorded best bowling figures of 3/26 whilst delivering nearly a quarter of all wickets taken in the games he played.
1st XI – Players’ Player
Winner – Andy Malliff
Scoring a total 121 at an average of 15.13, with a top score of 58, as well as taking 10 wickets at an average of 27.90 across the 8 games he played saw Andy scoop the Players’ Player of the Year Award for the 1s this year.
2nd XI – Batsman of the Year
Winner – Stu Nock
Nocky managed to knock-up (pun intended) a huge 416 runs in just 9 matches last season making him the winner of this year’s award. With a highest score of 113, Nocky managed a further three half-centuries and an average of 46.22 too.
2nd XI – Bowler of the Year
Winner – Haris Khan
A total of 16 wickets for the season has seen youngster Haris take this year’s award. The highlight of this having to be the 5/13 the Haris racked-up against Emmbrook. With an average of 23.06 this was quite a season from the club’s 15-year old prodigy.
2nd XI – Players’ Player
Winner – Stu Nock
Much has already been said about Stu’s performance with the bat, but so strong it was, that along with his presence in the field, he was a shoe-in for Players’ Player too.
Fielder of the Year
Winner – Lee Capeling
‘Catches Win Matches!’ and Lee wasn’t one to let the team down this, taking a total of 8 catches for the club. Quite the total when you consider he only made 9 appearances last season!
Most Improved Player
Winner – Hamid Kiani
Hamid has had a great season, improving in all areas of his game. His bowling saw him get 10 wickets at an average of 23.50 with a best of 3/20.
The Duck Award
Winner(s!) – Ejjaz Gujjar, Ziggy Kiani & Chris Apps
As we said, this is one fiercely contested award and Ejjaz, Ziggy & Chris were unable to pull away from the pack as they notched up 4 ducks each. Congratulations guys, keep working hard and one of you might just pip the rest next season!