Thriplow CC 2019 – What a season, what a year!
2019 has been a wonderful season. As a club, we have been playing at our highest level ever as the 1XI accepted promotion last year to play in Whitings League Division 1. This proved to be the toughest cricket we have ever played. We played longer games (50 over matches) often a long way from home, and we faced opposition who had paid professional players… and we struggled. Nevertheless, we ploughed on through the season and managed to avoid finishing bottom ! However it was probably a step to far for us at this time so our 1XI will begin next season in Whitings 2.
Our other teams continued playing in the more local Cambridgeshire league and we put out between 2 and 4 other sides every weekend. We have a large squad of players (although always on the lookout for more !) and it is great to see the mix of juniors and old faces as well as those who come back after being away at university. Our 4XI continues to be a wonderful bridge between junior and senior cricket and we have pledged to maintain this important team.
Our junior section had a wonderful year as well. Our U15 girls were regional champions and played in the national finals for the first time ever and our other junior squads have won more shields than we have wall space to hang them on! The All Stars Cricket (that is cricket for 5-8yr olds) at Thriplow CC has also been recognised - we were one of only 2 clubs in Cambridgeshire to be given a 5-star rating for our All Stars Provision.
At the end of the season, Thriplow CC was also awarded two ECB national OCSA’s (Outstanding Service to Cricket Award). The first was as a club, we were recognised in the ‘most inspiring and diverse category’ and then for coaching, our U11 coach John Reynolds received a Coach of the Year award. We congratulate John and are very proud to accept the recognition as a club.
We were delighted to play a part in the Lord Mayors Show in support of Will Russell, who is the new Lord Mayor of London and erstwhile top scorer at The Meadow with 167no, whilst at the same time promoting Daffodil Weekend and Thriplow Village. Our float leader was aiming for eccentric and quirky which we certainly achieved with the yellow barrows, but playing cricket along Fleet Street and Cheapside behind a marching band was quite surreal!
For all up to date information about Thriplow CC, please visit our website www.thriplowcricketclub.co.uk
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Dates for your Diary
January 25th 2020: QUIZ NIGHT at Fowlmere Village Hall – get your team registered for this sell out event! See the advert in this magazine.
February 13th 2020: Indoor nets begin at Fenners 7pm for u12/14 and 8pm for u15 and adults.
At our Annual Dinner on 15th November in The St Johns Chop House, Cambridge, the following awards were made:
Clubman of the Year: Duncan Walker for his work and commitment to the development of women’s and girls cricket.
Champagne moment of the year: Jess Olorenshaw hitting an amazing 149no in quarterfinal of national tournament.
Young player of the year: Toby Weston
1XI batting: Noah Thain
1XI bowling: Jack Upton
1XI fielding: Thomas Anderson
2XI batting: Andrew Woolley
2XI bowling: Benjamin Aho
2XI fielding: Ryan Waldock
3XI batting: Ivan Bennett
3XI bowling: Oscar Toogood
3XI fielding: Torin Reedman
4XI batting: Rory Toogood
4XI bowling: Oliver Weston
4XI fielding: Chris Schramm
Women batting: Izzy Routledge
Women bowling: Lara Neild