Sidmouth cricketers celebrate a superb year

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and P

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and Potburys - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth’s cricketers celebrated a league and cup double at the club’s annual awards evening, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and P

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and Potburys - Credit: Archant

New skipper Luke Bess in his first season at the helm took Sidmouth to the Premier Division title and victory over Exeter in the final of the Euro Shopper Devon Cup.

To complete a memorable season for the club, 2nd XI skipper Declan Lines led his team to their league title too.

All these achievements were marked after dinner at the Bedford Hotel overlooking the ground.

Nearly 70 members, guests and sponsors had dinner then listened to speeches from the team captains – Bess, Lines and 3rd XI skipper Dave Watkins – plus an assessment of the summer by chairman Fionn Wardrop.

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and P

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and Potburys - Credit: Archant


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In terms of the awards; the 1st XI batting award went to Liam Lewis who hit 493 runs at a splendid average of 70.42. The 1st XI bowling award went to Kyle Brockley for his 31 wickets at 20.38.

The 2nd XI batting honour went to Declan Lines who scored 539 runs with his average being 38.3 and the 2nd XI bowling award went to Daley Holmes for his 24 wickets at 27.48.

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The 3rd XI batting award went to Dave Warkins for his season of 389 runs at 28.92 and the 3rd XI bowling honour was bagged by the evergreen Graham Munday who took 19 wickets at 18.37.

The season’s Champagne moment award went to teenager Jordan Fowler and the Clubman of the year award was richly deserved by Niall Davies.

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and P

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and Potburys - Credit: Archant

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and P

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and Potburys - Credit: Archant

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and P

1st XI batsman of the year Liam Lewis collecting his award from Jay Thorne of Harrison Lavers and Potburys - Credit: Archant

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