The 11th Annual Men’s Dinner and Awards Evening was held recently with a ‘full house’ sitting down for a 3-course meal at The Links Golf Club, Newmarket, followed by a most entertaining hour from the guest speaker, Bob ‘The Cat’ Bevan, regaling the room with his stories, one liners and experiences since becoming a full time speaker, raconteur and wit some 30 years ago.
He was honoured by the Queen who conferred the OBE on him, the first person to receive the honour simply for his after-dinner speaking ability, and was the most recent President of Kent County Cricket Club.
The Annual Awards were then presented by him, with the assistance of Club Chairman, Peter Allen, to the following:-
Clubman of the Year – Ian Young
1st XI Player of the Year – Simon Lawson
2nd XI Player of the Year – Oakley Colby
Sunday XI Player of the Year – Simon Allen
Young Player of the Year – Oakley Colby
Champagne Moment – Ian Turner
The Youth Award winners had been presented with their trophies at the end of the Youth Season; the winners being:-
U.15 Player of the Year – Josh King
U.13 Player of the Year – Matthew Addison
Most Improved Youth Player – Tom Simpson
Bill Betts Youth Award – Sam Bennett
Youth Single Wicket Winner – Oakley Colby
Junior Single Wicket Winner – Alfie Young
With the Annual General Meeting due to take place at the Rosery Hotel, Exning on Wednesday 26 November, commencing at 8pm, the Club will be saying ‘goodbye’ to the 2014 season and looking ahead with some confidence to the 2015 season.