I am so pleased to be able to tell you that Bolney Cricket Club are now in Div 1 of the Mid Sussex Stoner League!! The excitement went right down to the last league game at Hurstpierpoint with Bolney winning in a nail biting finish. The script couldn’t have been written better for James Flower, it was his last game for the Club before moving to Leeds and he scored 104, with all of his family there to celebrate, both with him and the team. Jack Collins, ever reliable, was the other match winner taking 5 wickets for 49 runs. Many congratulations to all of the players on a brilliant season.
Next year we have applied to the League to enter a 2nd X1 team – if we are accepted this will be our first step to providing a league team for players who don’t play in the first team but would like to play league cricket and also provide a platform for our up and coming juniors. Very exciting!
On September 11th we held a juniors/parents/senior players match for a round robin Kwik cricket game and presentation of awards. Everyone agreed that it was fun and I think the children really enjoyed playing with parents. Thanks must go to the parents who were such good sports and joined in wholeheartedly – I think we had as many Mums as Dads playing!
Congratulations to those children receiving awards, these were presented to:
- Bear Nugent-Harvey: Best Batsman
- Oliver Atkins: Best Bowler
- Harvey Byne: Best Fielder
- Tabitha McCulloch: Best Team Player
- Edward McCulloch: Most Improved Player
Our Winter coaching for juniors begins during the first week in October at Downlands Community College, Hassocks from 5.30 – 7.00 p.m. This is a 10 week course and the cost is £35. At the time of writing there is discussion regarding the day, we have booked Fridays, however some people are unable to manage that date owing to other Clubs and so Tuesdays are a possibility. Anyone who would like to take part please look out for the posters stating the day, or contact me for confirmation.
As this is the end of our season we would like to thank everyone who has supported the Club and helped in so many different ways, we hope you will agree that this has been Bolney’s most successful season for many years, here’s to 2014!