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CSCA 2017 Awards Evening

15th October 2017 Posted in Youth by Michael Weeks

held at the Atlantic Hotel, Newquay on Saturday 14th October 2017

The Awards – Malcolm Broad MBE (CSCA Secretary)

2017 – another great summer of CRICKET for the Association. We didn’t have the best of weather but nevertheless completed over 130 county matches – our largest ever programme!!  There were many outstanding performances, but pride of place must go to our Under 17 team in winning the National ECB London County cup. In addition our Girls Under 15 team also had a great season, once again winning their ECB group and also ending as runners up in their T20 competition. WHAT A YEAR….

CSCA Chairman Nigel Sanders & Guest of Honour Lewis Gregory (Somerset CCC)

As usual we start our awards with our youngest side – the Under Ten team. This team steadily improved throughout the summer and culminated with their great performance against the mighty Lancashire at the Kings Festival in August. The first award is the Bowling award and it goes to a young player who is the youngest of a family line of four talented cricketers – FINDLAY WYATT. The next award is the Batting Award to a talented player and someone to watch for the future – KIAN ROBERTS. The next award is an All Rounder and it goes to SONNY OSMONT.


Next we come to the Under Eleven team. There are three awards – the Batting Award goes to FREDDIE BOSE.  The Bowling Award goes to BILLY TAYLOR and All Rounder Award goes to JOSH PENGILLY.


And now to the Under Twelve team where the Batting Award in this age group goes once again to NATHAN ROBERTS. The Bowling Award goes to ALFIE MACDONALD. The Team Award goes to JACK OLDLAND.


There are 2 Awards for the Under 12 Development team – the first is an Outstanding Player award, which goes to JOE TRUDGIAN.  There is also a Bowling Award which goes to JUDE TRIPCONEY. In this age group we have our first special award to make. These special awards are the match balls actually used in the games where a player has scored a century or taken 5 wickets. This special award goes to MATTHEW TURNER for 5 wickets for 39 runs.


Next we come to our Under Thirteen team. Their season started back in February with the very successful tour to South Africa. This tour was very enjoyable and successful and it was a pleasure to see the team performances improve after every game during the trip.


The Batting award for this team goes to JOE PHILLIPS. The Bowling Award also goes to a HARRY STANDEN and the Team Award goes to BEN COSTON.


We have a number of Special Awards to make in this team. The first two were during the South African tour – for his hattrick against St. Stithians – JOE COCKINGS and for his century in sweltering heat against Maragon School – TAYLOR GERRY.  The next special award is for bowling figures of 5 for 14 against Wellington School by HARRY STANDEN. BEN COSTON gets the final special award for figures of 5 for 23 against the mighty Somerset.


Next we come to the Girls Under Thirteen team. The Batting Award goes to a very talented cricketer EMILY GEACH. The Bowling Award also goes to EMILY GEACH. The final award – the Team Award – goes ALLYCE BROTHERS.  


The Under Fourteen team had a tough season playing matches against some of the best teams in the country. Despite this they achieved some great wins especially at the Kings Festival where they beat both Northern Ireland and Cheshire. The Batting Award for the team goes to JAKE SYMONS and the Bowling Award goes to FREDDIE STEVENSON.  The Fielding Award goes to a player new to the squad –  AIDAN CARTER. There are 3 Special Awards for this age group. The first is for an innings of 113 not out against Kings College – JACOB INCH. The next is for bowling figures of 5 for 25 against a very strong Gloucestershire team by LEWIS DEE. The final special award goes to a player who scored 114 not out against Northern Ireland – JAKE SYMONS.


The Girls Under Fifteen team had an excellent season. They WON their ECB group and were also runners up in their T20 competition. Eventually they will receive ECB Group winners medals, but as these haven’t arrived yet, we have certificates to celebrate their achievement: LUCIE OAKLEY (Capt), DANIELLE ALLBURY, MILLIE BRAY, JASMINE COLLINS, HANNAH DODDS, ISABEL GRANT FRENCH, EMILY GEACH, SOPHIE HOOPER,  AIMEE KENT, HANNAH MARSH, ELLIE MITCHELL,  REBECCA ODGERS,  AIMEE PHILLIPS, LOIS THORNTON, HANNAH TROW, FREYA TYRRELL and MADDIE WEBBER.  The Bowling Award for the Girls Under 15 team goes to LUCIE OAKLEY. The Team Award goes to EMILY GEACH and finally the Batting Award goes to REBECCA ODGERS.


The season for the boys Under Fifteen team began with their enjoyable tour of the Caribbean at Easter visiting Trinidad and Barbados. The Batting Award for the Under 15 team goes to a very promising player, CHARLIE KENT.  The Bowling Award goes to a player who improved greatly during the season – JOSH MOSES. The Team Award Player award goes to a SAM RICHARDS. Special awards –  for his performance against The Franklyn Stephenson Academy in Barbados during the West Indies tour – 6 for 24 by JOSH MOSES. CHARLIE KENT for his 100 not out v Somerset at Taunton, and also MATT JAMES for his 7-35 v Devon at St Erme.


The Girls Under Seventeen team had a good season and many will be available again next year. The Bowling Award for the Girls Under 17 team goes again to ALICE BEBB. There are 2 Team Awards and these go to BRONWYN CASTERTON and ELLIE MITCHELL and finally the Batting Award goes to a very talented cricketer – ALICE BEBB.


There is one special award to make – for 5 wickets for 21 runs against Gloucestershire Under 17 by ELLIE MITCHELL.


Our Under Seventeen team had a fantastic season – winning the Royal London ECB cup. Some 20 years ago we had considerable success in the Under 15 National Championship reaching the final in 3 out of 4 years, however Cornwall has never won a National title at Under 17 level until this year. We have certificates to celebrate this great achievement and these go to: DANIEL BARNARD, GEORGE BOLLAND, ALEX BONE, MATTHEW ELLIS, ALASDAIR FAULL, LEWIS GOLDSWORTHY, PIRAN KENT, KARL LEATHLEY, MATT LELLO, WILL TRENOWETH, ELLIS WHITEFORD and captain SAM WYATT.


 Not surprisingly after such a successful season there are several special Awards – there are 3 Batting awards. The first is to SAM WYATT for his innings of 113 against the Isle of Wight, the second is to LEWIS GOLDSWORTHY for his innings of 114 not out against Berkshire and finally to ALEX BONE for his innings of 126 also against Berkshire. And there are also 3 special awards for Bowling – the first of these is to LEWIS GOLDSWORTHY for his 5 wickets for 27 runs against the Isle of Wight, the next is to PIRAN KENT for his performance of 6 for 19 against Berkshire and finally for 7 wickets for just 20 runs against Dorset by once again LEWIS GOLDSWORTHY.  The Batting Award for this team goes to SAM WYATT and finally the Bowling Award is made to LEWIS GOLDSWORTHY.


And so to our Long Service Awards.  These are made to boys who have represented Cornwall in at least 6 age groups over at least 6 years and have come to the end of their career with CSCA.  Long Service Awards go to:  ELLIS WHITEFORD – 2011 – 2017, ALASDAIR FAULL – 2010 – 2017, MATT ELLIS – 2010 – 2017, GEORGE BOLLAND – 2009 – 2017, ALEX BONE – 2009 – 2017 and finally  PIRAN KENT who first played in 2008!


This year, for the first time, we are going to make Long Service Awards to our Girls.  The following have played in the Girls teams for at least 6 years – BRONWYN CASTERTON, JESS HARRIS and BETH HOSKINGS.


The first of our Perpetual awards is the Jimmy Richards Trophy which is awarded to the “outstanding player” on the South Africa Tour – as chosen by the other players in the team – TAYLOR GERRY.


The Edgarley Award for the best fielder in the Under 13 Team goes to TOBY FRENCH.


The Jack Richards Trophy is awarded to the most promising wicketkeeper in any CSCA team. This year the award goes to a player from our Girls Under Fifteen team, but she also kept wicket for the Under 17s and the full County Ladies team – IZZY GRANT FRENCH.


The One and All shield is awarded to the player with the best individual bowling performance of 2017 and for his spectacular figures of 7 wickets for just 20 runs against Dorset Under 17 – LEWIS GOLDSWORTHY.


The Jonathan Harris Shield is awarded to the Batsman with the highest individual innings against a county team in 2017. This year the award is for his innings of 126 against Berkshire Under 17 by ALEX BONE.


For many years we have made an award to the Outstanding Young Cricketer in the county. There have been many outstanding cricketers who have won this over the years including – David Roberts, Gary Thomas, Michael Munday, Matt Robins, Alex Smeeth, Tom Dinnis and, last year, Tommy Sturgess. (Almost a “Who is who” of Cornish cricket!)

CSCA Secretary Malcolm Broad & special guest Laura Harper

This year, in order to reflect the growth, development and success of the Girls game in the County, we have decided to introduce an award for the Outstanding Girls Cricketer of the year. This award is named after one of our most talented ever female cricketers, who played on merit, in the boys teams in several age groups, even toured South Africa with CSCA and then went on to play international cricket in the full England womens side – LAURA HARPER.  We are absolutely delighted that Laura has joined us tonight to present this award for the first time to one of our girls who performed so well not only in the Under 17 team and also in the full county womens team, despite being only 16 –  ALICE BEBB.


Our final award is the Ted Collins Cup which is awarded each year to the outstanding young cricketer in the county. It goes to a player who performed so well for our Under 17 Team, helping them win the ECB County Cup. However he also played for the full Cornwall Minor Counties team (although aged only 16) and toured Sri Lanka with England Under 16. He has joined the Somerset Academy and is surely a player with a wonderful future – LEWIS GOLDSWORTHY.

The Outstanding Young Cricketer – Lewis Goldsworthy