The Annual General
Meeting will be held at The Hill, Wollaston on Wednesday November
29th 7.15 for 7.30pm start
Looking Back at
Taken as a whole, 2017
turned out to be quite a successful season for the Club.
Although the First
Eleven struggled for the first two thirds of the season, the team
fought hard and eventually climbed the table, avoided relegation
and will, for the eighth consecutive season, play their cricket in
the Premier division next year.
Tom Doyle (490 runs) and
Matthew Jones (425) were the highest run scorers with the latter
receiving the batting trophy. Skipper Chris Perry took the bowling
honours after taking 43 wickets at 17.93. Harry Broome received
the Partridge Young Player of the Year Trophy for his successful
season in the both the First Eleven and Under Nineteen's.
With fourteen wins over
the season, Darren Laughton steered the Seconds to one place below
the promotion spot in Division Three.
Mark Carter earned his
Centurion tie with an unbeaten 104 against Horton Seconds and
finished with an outstanding average of 41.21 for his 577 runs.
However, Mark shared the batting prize with the consistent
Marcus Shelton who piled up 588 runs (including 6 fifties –
beating his own record!) at an average of 30.95.
Steve Musgrave was not
too far behind with 477 runs but his most telling contribution was
with the ball, taking a massive 69 wickets at just 8.81 runs per
wicket – thus passing Ray Wright’s record of 64 set in 1988. Not
content with that, Steve took 4 wickets in 4 balls against Horton
Seconds – a remarkable feat and one that is possibly unique in
Wollaston’s league cricket history. His
outstanding season was rewarded with the Second Eleven Bowling
prize along with the Players’ Player of the Year Trophy - a true
reflection of his all-round contribution.
The Thirds also
performed well under Craig Boddington, gained promotion and will
be playing in Division Nine next season. Ten wins secured the
place although the season was shortened by the fact that one team
pulled out the league altogether and another cancelled both our
home and away fixtures.
Paul Jones won the Third
Eleven batting prize with 279 runs and Andrew Monteith - who
scored one less than Paul, won the bowling trophy with 17 wickets
at 13.06. Young Cameron Melly, who was in his
first season with Wollaston, scored two fifties
for the Thirds (top score 78 not out) along with one for the
It was a great season
for our juniors. The Under 11's won their league and the Under
13's finished 3rd in theirs and reached the KO Cup Semi Final.