Welby Cricket Club take home silverware from league awards evening

Welby captain Michael Whatton (left) receives the Division Two championship trophy fromm Lincolnshire ECB Premier League chairman Colin White.
Welby captain Michael Whatton (left) receives the Division Two championship trophy fromm Lincolnshire ECB Premier League chairman Colin White.
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Welby cricketers were among the trophies at the annual South Lincolnshire and Border League awards night held at Grantham.

Not only did undefeated Welby pick up the Division Two championship trophy, but there were individual awards for three of their players.

David Curran won the bowling trophy, while Angus Youles’s 268 runs earned him the junior batting award.

Brian Spence sealed the wicketkeeping trophy with his 23 dismissals over the rain-affected season.

In Division Three, although not present to receive his award, Austen Imber of Grantham 2nd picked up the batting trophy.

The trophies were presented by chairman of the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League, Colin White.

The awards were as follows:

Division One: champions - Spalding; runners-up - Billingborough; batting - Geordie Scott (Billingborough); bowling - Geordie Scott; wicket keeping - Andrew Hulme (Stamford Town); junior batting - Joel Waller (Lindum Ramblers); junior bowling - Max Cusack (Moulton Harrox).

Division Two: champions - Welby; runners-up - Stamford Town 2nd; batting - Simon Behan (Blankney); bowling - David Curran (Welby); wicketkeeping - Brian Spence (Welby); junior batting - Angus Youles (Welby); junior bowling - Alex Birch (Stamford Town 2nds).

Division Three: champions - Friskney; runners-up - Boston 3rd; batting - Austen Imber (Grantham 2nd); bowling and junior bowling - Ben Troops (Friskney); wicketkeeping - Richard Hill (Burgh & District); junior batting - Alex King (Timberland).

Team of the Year: Spalding. Janet Morris Umpire of the Year: Bryan Smith.

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Welby captain Michael Whatton (left) receives the South Lincs and Border League Division Two championship trophy from Lincolnshire ECB Premier League chairman Colin White.

Welby’s Angus Youles collects the Division Two junior batting award.

Howzat! Brian Spencer, of Welby, receives his wicketkeeping trophy.

Welby’s David Curran picks up the Division Two bowling award.