Belvoir club marks best year yet

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BELVOIR Cricket Club held its annual prize presentation and dinner at the Masonic Lodge last Friday.

The event, attended by 70 members and sponsors, marked the club’s most successful season to date, in which it also secured the prestigious Clubmark status.

Speeches included that of club captain James Clayfield who spoke of his pride with the first team winning the South Nottinghamshire Cricket League Division A, and thereby securing promotion to the Nottinghamshire Premier League next season.

John Copley reviewed the second XI’s season, who also gained promotion, followed by Robbie McNeish who spoke of the thirds finishing third. Ryan Lewis spoke of the Saturday first XI’s endeavours and Mike Fentem detailed the development of the Sunday Colts.

Trophy winners: 1st XI batting - Darren Bicknell; 1st XI bowling - Lee Fazackerley; 2nd XI batting - Andrew Mitchell; 2nd XI bowling - Joe Beckett; 3rd XI batting - Mark Ebb; 3rd XI bowling - Paul Gadd; Sunday XI batting - Tom Neville; Sunday XI bowling - Joe Beckett; young player - Joe Bottomley; best performance (Norman Green Cup) - Darren Bicknell; players’ player (W. V. & F. H. Rogers Cup) - James Clayfield; clubman of the year (Burnell Grasse Cup) - Martin James; engraved cricket balls - Paul Adams, Steve Cartledge, Joe Beckett; South Notts League wicket-keeping award - Ryan Lewis; South Notts League Division N batting award - Mark Ebb; South Notts League Division N wicket-keeping award - Harry Beckett.

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