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CRICKET: A season to celebrate for North Curry
3:34pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in Sport Latest
NORTH Curry Cricket Club ended a very successful 2012 season with their AGM Awards Dinner at the Bird in Hand in the centre of the village over the festive break.
The First XI followed up last year’s championship with promotion and for the first time will compete in Division One of the Somerset League in 2013.
The newly formed Second XI entered Division Five of the West Somerset League and at the end of a very successful first campaign season were crowned champions at the last game of the season.
The Sunday XI which comprises very largely of players who are under 20 also triumphed on the last game of the season to win Division C of the Taunton Sunday League.
A first entry into The Baker Cup saw a final appearance in the Terry Mockridge Shield against Middlezoy who beat North Curry by six wickets.
A new major sponsor has also been found for 2013 with Ecar insurance (thanks to John Gannon) joining The Bird in Hand, The North Curry Coffee shop and ACI on the playing shirt.
Looking to 2013, over the Easter weekend the Club will be travelling to Brittany for a couple of pre-season warm-up matches. Pre-Season nets will be at Heathfield School on Sunday afternoons starting at the end of January.
An entry for an Under 11s team has also been made with all the youngsters coming form in and around the village of North Curry so the future of the Club looks bright.
2012 Season Award Winners: Players Player of the Year – Phil Sharp, 1st XI League Batsman – Paul Chalmers, 1st XI League Bowler – Henry Pike, 2nd XI League Batsman – Harry Thomas, 1st XI League Bowler – Jake Odey, Sunday/Friendly Batsman – Matt Golding, Sunday/Friendly Bowler – Chris Golding, Club Batsman – Jake Odey, Club Bowler – Jason Harris, Clubman – Fred Drakeford, Young Player – James Chalmers, Most Improved Player – Phil Sharp, Order of the Quack – Jake Webber, Bring on the Boswell – Fred Drakeford, Champagne Moment – Gabriel Pike, The Hutchings Trophy – Phil Sharp.
The club is indebted to Bird in Hand landlord James Mogg for providing an excellent meal and for use of facilities for the awards dinner.
The club is also delighted to announce the return of a Lashings World XI on Friday, July 19 – tables of ten or individual places are available at £50 per person.
North Curry CC would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters and look forward to their continued support in 2013.
Anybody interested in joining the club in any capacity or wanting to make a booking for Lashings can contact Chris Golding on 07702-000826 or e-mail email@example.com