County caps awarded

HUNTINGDONSHIRE County Cricket Board awarded four county caps at their annual dinner at Rowley Park in St Neots last Friday and Ronnie Irani was the guest speaker. Chairman David Holmes reported on another successful year in 2008 on an evening that saw t

HUNTINGDONSHIRE County Cricket Board awarded four county caps at their annual dinner at Rowley Park in St Neots last Friday and Ronnie Irani was the guest speaker.

Chairman David Holmes reported on another successful year in 2008 on an evening that saw the presentation of a number of awards. The four players presented with their county caps were Farhan Adil (under-11), Alex Martin (U17), James Sykes (U17) and Gary Scotcher (over-50).

There was special lifetime award for opening batsman and off spinner Bev Bradford who played 29 seasons for Huntingdonshire from 1953-1981 and he was presented with a framed commemorative and autographed scorecard of legendary Derek Underwood's first match for Kent - a match in which Bev Bradford starred for Huntingdonshire.

Other awards: Newcomer South (U13) Ian Donald (Waresley);


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North (U13) Fahran Adil (Peterborough Town)

Most Promising Player South (U15) John Carpenter (Eaton Socon)

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North (U15) Karshaf Hussain (Peterborough Town)

County Youth Player (U17) John Carpenter (Eaton Socon)

County Senior Player of the Year: Paul Swannell

The NatWest OSCA's awarded in 2008 at Lords in various categories were represented to Mervyn Loynes (Eltisley), Dick and Jenny Presland (Eaton Socon), Ben Clement and Ven Fuller (both Godmanchester) and Jane Rawlings (St Neots Howzat Disabled Cricketers).

The new cricket season is only weeks away and clubs are reminded that the Hunts Post will include a weekly cricket column. Hunts County Bats have agreed to continue their support with a monthly performance award.

Please forward your clubs report with details of high scores, top bowlers and any amusing incidents to sport@huntspost.co.uk by 2pm on Mondays for inclusion.

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