Old Owen's Association and Sports Club Limited

  Old Owens Cricket Dinner 2011 – Report

Old Owens Cricket Club had their Annual Dinner and Presentation night at Old Owens Sports Club on Friday 25th November 2011. There was a turnout of around 70 personnel consisting of all sections of the Club (Young and Old). We even had the privilege of Bill Morgan in attendance having just arrived that afternoon from Singapore. The meal consisted of starters of smoked salmon stuffed with prawns or mozzarella cheese (vegetarian), main meal of breast of chicken or stuffed peppers (vegetarian) and ‘Eton mess’ dessert, followed by a selection of cheeses and coffee all washed down in between by copious amounts of alcohol. During the meal speeches were given by Andy Battersby, Tim Lane and the captains of the 1st XI (Rory Allan), 2nd XI (Graeme Keenan in the absence of Marc Collier), 3rd XI (Ken Rowswell) and Sunday 1st XI (Abdul Rimaaz) with regard to the Cricket Club and team reports for the season just gone in 2011. The reports included presentation of the seasons’ awards, which were as follows:

1st XI Batting                             BRAD LANE
1st XI Bowling                            BRAD LANE
1st XI Most improved                  ALEX BUNGEY
2nd XI Batting                            MARC COLLIER
2nd XI Bowling                           ROBINSON THIRUCHELVUM
2nd XI Most improved                 STEVE MORRIS
3rd XI Batting                            ALAN HUNTER
3rd XI Bowling                           CHRIS SLADE
3rd XI Most improved                 TOBY CASWELL
Clubman                                   ABDUL RIMAAZ
Young Player                            RALPH LANE
Fielding                                    HOWARD BERNDES
Sunday Batting                         ROBERT SIBLEY
Sunday Bowling                        CHRIS SLADE
Sunday Most improved              RALPH LANE
Rising Stars                             PATRICK GAETON & BEN CHRISTENSEN
Under 16 Batting                      JORDAN CARTER
Under 16 Bowling                     ADAM CLARK
Under 16 Most improved           PATRICK GAETON

The evening was concluded by an auction of 3 Classic Cricket Books kindly donated by Ivan Watermanthat raised £95 and a variety of raffle prizes (Thanks to those who donated prizes).

A great evening was had by all and much thanks go to Richard Baker and Andy Battersby for organising the event and John & Lynn and their staff for the meal and drinks.

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