SBCC Closes 2017 in Style

by Admin Tuesday, 21st November 2017

On Friday 17th November the club celebrated a memorable season in traditional style with our 67th annual dinner held at Low Catton Road. The one and only Roddy Vann got proceedings under way by welcoming the clubs official guests John & Elaine Beckett, Mrs J Vann, Matty & Laura Beckett and James & Lisa Richardson of our principle club sponsor, Richardson Transport Ltd.

During the fantastic meal Will Rhodes sent the club a special message on the big screen all the way from Perth, Australia where he is currently playing Grade cricket. Will paid recognition to everybody at the club who made 2017 so special for him and thanked those at SBCC who have played a big part during his cricketing career so far.

What followed the meal was the highlight of the evening, the speech & toast to the club performed by our adopted southerner Max Maciver. Max re-told some hilarious stories of the season and on closing, invited second team captain Desmond Healey to make a special presentation of a new towel to Ollie Pimlott.

Our legendary Chairman Bernard Stevens then took centre stage and made his customary thank yous to everybody who has done so much for the club over the last 12 months. The club would not be where it is without the efforts of so many people and these individuals were recognised on the night.

Finally, the 1st team skipper Matty Beckett then cited the club awards which were presented by President John Sawkill.

The evening was wrapped up by Roddy who announced the raffle winners and afterwards the majority of guests retired to the bar for a few drinks with Martyn!

A full list of award winners are as follows -

1st XI batting - W. Rhodes
1st XI bowling - L. Robinson
1st XI fielding - M. Maciver

Champagne moment - D. Rhodes 84no (39 balls) v York
Donovan Sinclair Shield 1st XI player of the year - R. McKendry
Lorenzo Ingram highest score - W. Rhodes 196.
Yorkshire League Cup Final man of the match - R. McKendry

2nd XI batting - S. Syed
2nd XI bowling - S. Syed
2nd XI fielding - P. Hill

Cricketworld Performance of the week certificate - M. Woodliffe

3rd XI batting - T. Lawson
3rd XI bowling - J. Arthur-Bagshaw
3rd XI fielding - T. Lawson

Russ Tarr most promising young player - J. Arthur-Bagshaw

4th batting - T. Stanton
4th bowling - J. Moore
4th fielding - D Langton

Clubmen of the year - A. Winfield & J. Beckett

First inductee onto the 'Chairman's Wall of Fame' - W. Rhodes