Season’s awards presented to Blyth cricketers

Blyth Cricket Club held their presentation night on Friday with club chairman Paul Cormack leading proceedings.

The awards were presented by Jasmine Singh, from Blyth Bobcats.

The first XI batting and bowling awards went to David Dent and Mark Lawrence, who took 43 wickets in the season, respectively, while the Graeme Smith Award for the fastest 50 went to Andy Kemp, which came from 22 balls.

The second XI batting and bowling awards went to Blyth stalwart Nobby Gill, who scored more than 200 runs and took 22 wickets, while the George Shiel Award for the fastest 50 went to Darren Carr, as he was the only one to score a 50.

The chairman thanked Hartford Catering for the meal and all the helpers who worked on the ground with Dave Dent over the season.

He also added that the club were seeking more helpers as Dent was moving on to pastures new to play his cricket.

The two club’s two scorers, Claire Gill and Katy Blackett, were also thanked for their efforts, as was secretary Ossie Lawrence, who as numerous jobs within the club.

At the AGM held prior to the presentations, Dent stepped down as vice-chairman with Colin Blackett elected to the post.

And the club have a new midweek captain in Adam Young, who as taken over from Rory O’Connor, who was thanked for his efforts over the past two years.