CRICKET: Young stars and fine servants of Huntingdonshire recognised at annual dinner

The Under 12 Boys were named as Team of the Year at the Huntingdonshire County Cricket Board annual

The Under 12 Boys were named as Team of the Year at the Huntingdonshire County Cricket Board annual dinner. - Credit: Archant

A whole host of awards were dished out at the Huntingdonshire County Cricket Board annual dinner recently.

Recipients of Huntingdonshire county caps.

Recipients of Huntingdonshire county caps. - Credit: Archant

The Marriott Hotel, in Peterborough, was the stage for the annual bash which brought the curtain down on a successful 2018 campaign with plenty of young cricket stars and fine servants to the sport being recognised

Nine players of a variety of ages were awarded their county caps based on performances either batting or bowling in Hunts teams. They were: Kian Rice, Freddie St John, Harry Gilman, Divyeash Vaseeharan, Sam Jarvis, Oliver Ford, Sreehari Subramonion, Jack Martin and Hugo Bell.

The NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards – known as the OSCAs – were also presented during the bash.

Accolades went to Michelle Mills (Heartbeat of the Club), Dick and Jenny Presland (Lifetime Achievers), Peter Killingworth (Leagues Award), Natalie Durham (Young Volunteer), Tony Edwards (Umpires & Scorers), Warren Daws (All Stars Cricket), Ian Puckle (Groundsman), Richard Saltmarsh and Bill Taylor (Outstanding Services to Cricket in Huntingdonshire) and Waresley Cricket Club (NatWest Cricket Force).

There were also awards for four stars of the future with Emily Waterman (Houghton & Wyton) taking the Newcomer South gong and Divyeash Vaseeharan (Orton Park) earning the North equivalent.

Eaton Socon talent Luke Ashwell was named as the Most Promising Player South with Jairus Charles, also of Peterborough club Orton Park, taking the North honour.

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The County Youth Player of the Year for the second successive year was Kaushicaa Vaseeharan from Orton Park and the County Player of the Year was Patrick Harrington from Market Deeping.

There was also a special Award for the Outstanding Team of the Year and this went to the successful Hunts Under 12 boys.

The Gary Whitbread Memorial Trophy for a Lifetime Playing Achievement went to Geoff Clark and The David Holmes Award - an award for Lifetime

Volunteering - went to John Walker.