The 2018 Isle of Wight Cricket Board Junior Cricket presentation took place at Ryde School last Wednesday, celebrating club competition winners and the successes of both county players and sides over the past season.
Cricket Board chair Phil Mew welcomed over 90 parents and players to the evening and Andy Woodward (Head Coach) was MC for the evening.
The winner of the Senior Player of the Year was Dan Cox who not only scored his first century (102no) for the county against Dorset, but showed great dedication and commitment to playing and training. He was awarded the Bill & Val Palmer Cup.
The Anne Bryant Shield, which is for the Junior Player of the Season, was won by Oscar Vandercasteele who has developed greatly throughout the season and played a vital role in the successful U13 team. He also played up an age group for the U15s.
The Graham Sprack Cup was presented by Graham’s son, Will, to Beck Jude from the disability side for completing her first full county season with the Island’s soft ball team and making great strides in her cricket development over the season.
Special mention went to Zeph Wells who joined a small select group of Island players who have represented the South West at the Bunbury Festival. He also was selected to play against the West Indies U15 for the region as well.
There were individual awards presented for each county team and medals for each playing member of the team.
Individual County Team Winners included:
- U11 – Sam Mills & Daniel Attrill
- U13 – Rory Taylor
- U15 – Ollie Morgan & Will Mew
- U17 – Ben Attrill, Dan Cox & Liam Shore
- Disability – Kayton Evans, Matt Rice & Martin Turvey
The Board would like to thank its kit supplier Gray-Nicolls for supplying prizes for the presentations.
Winter training for the performance program has already started at Ryde School along with a club and community sessions. If you would like to find out more contact the Cricket Development Manager Stuart Chatfield on [email protected].