Thriplow Cricket Club News story

Junior season: overview and awards

15 Oct 2019

The junior section of Thriplow Cricket Club goes from strength to strength and their success in 2019 was unprecedented. We had 140 junior players registered this season and of those, 105 played in league matches. 5 of our 6 squads ended their season at the top of the league so we will have to find more wall space in the pavilion for another six shields!

A particular highlight this year was the run we had in the Lady Taverners U15 cup. We have entered this tournament for a number of years and repeatedly beaten by a stronger side when we got close to the regional finals. This year was different as our girls were crowned South East Regional Champions after beating Hayes CC and the Tunbridge Wells CC on a hot weekend at the ground in Fowlmere! We then had to travel north to Neston CC in The Wirral to play in the national finals. The team played their hearts out, and were beaten in the semi final by the narrowest of margins. The experience was a fabulous one and the girls have got a taste of what they can achieve with practice and teamwork. At Neston, the ECB had brought along the actual World Cup (borrowed from Old Trafford for the occasion!) and so we were able to have our team photo taken with this amazing piece of silverware.

Our All Stars programme was run during the early part of the season with 24 very young players learning the basics of cricket on Saturday mornings. We were delighted to be one of just two clubs in the county to be given the status of being a 5-star centre for All Stars cricket and we look forward to doing it all again next season.

We have also been nominated in two categories for an OSCA (outstanding service to cricket award). First in the club category and secondly in the outstanding coach category with John Reynolds being nominated after coaching the u11 squad for many years.

At our end of season presentation in Fowlmere Village Hall on September 1st, we celebrated all these wonderful successes and the end of a very enjoyable season along with some cricket and a massive tea. Awards were also presented to the following players

U7 most improved player - Sophie Newhouse
U8 most improved player - Harry Elgar
U9 most improved player - Olivia Kaser

U10 most improved player - Harry Barker
U10 clubman - Alexandra Goodricke
U10 players player - Jack Blake

U11 most improved player - Freddie Newhouse
U11 clubman - Reuben Thain
U11 players player - Isaac Broughton

U12 most improved player - Finn Ridley
U12 clubman -Jack Ramsey
U12 players player - Toby Weston

U13 most improved player - Sam Blake
U13 clubman - Harry Thomas
U13 players player - Matt  Ladds

U13/15 girls most improved player - Annabel Kaser
U13/15 girls clubman - Megan Ramsey
U13/15 girls players player - May Busher

U15 most improved player - Joel Butler Burd
U15 clubman - Charlie Lindop
U15 players player - Ben Riglesford

It goes without saying that Thriplow CC is proud of all its players. They all play well in their teams and embody the true spirit of cricket.

Lisa Turner
Junior Coordinator
Thriplow CC