ST GLUVIAS Cricket Club Chairman, Richard Bannister, welcomed everyone to the dinner and presentations evening at the clubroom on Friday, thanking those present for attending and making a special welcome to those the non-members who were in attendance.

Whilst he noted that it had not been the greatest of seasons on the pitch with both the 1st team and 2nd teams being relegated from their respective leagues, he said: “We are still here and planning into next season has already started. Hopefully being in lower leagues than where both teams ought to be will mean that we can have lots of wins and enjoy a good year!”

Off the pitch the club had done well, the Cornwall Youth Cricket Festival ran a little more successfully than anticipated, the pool teams were successful and improvements to the facilities were planned for the coming winter.

In the 1st XI, the batting award went to Scott Kellow, who had 17 innings, scoring 392 league runs with a highest score of 108 not out, averaging 26.13. Scott also won the Fielding Cup. The bowling award, for 109.1 overs, 31 wickets and a best of 5 for 47, taken at an average of 14.32, was won by Richard Kellow. Finally, the prestigious ‘Cyril Hancock Cup’, for the 1st XI Players’ Player, which is voted on by anyone who played five games or more, was also claimed by the captain Richard Kellow.

Moving onto the second team, both the batting and bowling trophies fell to Richard Bannister, who scored 541 league runs, including one century (126*), averaging 38.64, and claimed 30 wickets (av. 18.43). Unsurprisingly, Richard was also voted 2nd XI Players’ Player.

The second team Fielding Cup, chosen by the captain, went to Sam Kruse.

As for the 3rd team, the batting award this year went to a youngster who was in pole position all the way, scoring 452 runs, with a highest score of 68, averaging 30.13, Gabriel Williamson.

In his 50th year of playing, the bowling cup was taken by Brian Bawden, with 109 overs, 20 wickets, including a best of 5/33, averaging 14.95.

Other 3rd XI awards: Best Newcomer – Matt Hobbs, Players’ Player – Peter Hesketh.

Youth awards: Cole Cup (Most Improved Young Player) – Byron Winnan, Young Clubman – John Ham.

Sportsman of the Year – Barry Raiker

Clubman of the Year (voted by all members for someone who they feel has put in the most effort into the club over the year) – Richard Kellow

Vice-Chairman Mark Mitchell went on to oversee presentations to the scorers (Sue Kellow and Mike Calvert) and a number of volunteers who helped to provide the teas. He also made special mention of the hard work put in by the management committee, culminating in the organisation of the Presentation Dinner, which was clearly a resounding success. Truro Marquees & Catering also deserve great credit for the excellent meal served on the night.

The club has also announced the date of its annual meeting, which will be on Monday, December 5.

Next members’ event: Quiz Night, Saturday 15th October.