November 30, 2008
Blankney Cricket Club - Winter 2008
Blankney Cricket Club held their end of season Presentation Evening and Dance at Branston Hall Hotel at the end of October with around 50 members attending.
For the club the season had seen its ups and downs with the Saturday side finishing in sixth place in their South Lincs and Borders League and the Sunday XI closing the season in seventh position in the Lincoln Premier League. In the Mid-Week League's the Estates side finished third in Division One - their highest ever finish - and also reached the final of the Senior Cup, which will be played at the start of the 2009, due to the weather causing it to be cancelled. The Club XI, made up this year of a more youthful side, finished eighth in the Second Division but only managed to play four games, again mainly due to the weather.
Several players featured in the League Awards with Saturday side player Lee Allman finishing top of the Outfield Catches Award with 11 catches, while Simon Behan was the second highest run-maker in Division Three. In the Sunday League, new captain Will Carter collected the most catches in all the leagues with thirteen Outfield Catches. He also collected the second most wickets in the League, with 30 victims. Lee Allman had the ninth highest batting average with 28.82 and Andy Foster was fourth highest in the Wicket Keeping, with 7 victims.
The Club Awards, presented on the Evening were:
Saturday Batting - Simon Behan
Saturday Bowling - Lee Allman
Saturday Catch of Season - Lee Allman
Player of Season - Lee Allman
Sunday Batting - Will Carter
Sunday Bowling - Will Carter
Sunday Player of Season - Will Carter
Sunday Catch of the Season - Simon Atkinson
Mid Week XI Batting - Simon Behan
Mid Week XI Bowling - Matt Blackband
Mid Week Estate XI - Will Carter
Mid Week Bowling - Bruce Donald
Clubman of Season - David Pearse
Young Player of the Season - Callum Steele
The Club is always looking for new players and with four sides playing, mid-week between May and August, together with a Saturday side and a Sunday side, there has to be an opportunity to suit the needs of lots of players out there. The club also has a Bar, with drinks at a competitive price.