At the end of a tough season presentations were made at Rye Cricket Club’s annual awards ceremony to each of the six Colts teams, recognising both achievements and those who had made most progress. There was also recognition for the hard work of their team managers, and for the Under 11 A team and the Under 17s, who won their respective Ashford & District leagues, as well as for the Under 16s who finished second in their division of the Sussex junior cricket festival.
Presentations were made to the adult section, where six players had scored centuries this season and Craig Pierce had the best bowling return of eight wickets for 34 runs against Henfield.
Player of the Year awards emphasised the impact of the Colts on the club as Colts’ Joe Fraser won the the 4th XI award, Tobias Farrow the 3rd XI award, Jack Dudley the 2nd XI award, and former Colt Dan Seabrook the 1st XI award.
The club awards were the Mike Thomas award for the U16 league Player of the Year which went to Olly Rhys Jones; the Fullerton Cup for the U21 league Player of the Year to Ben Clifton and the William Ellis Clubman of the Year award to Chris Ashbee.
Thanks were also given to Janet Tiltman as 1st XI scorer and Lisa Smeed as social secretary.
Photos by Derek Fraser and Janet Tiltman