Junior WASPs 2016 honoured at Presentation Night!

The two top prize winners Graham Onions shirt: Sam Browell and Ben Stokes shirt: Boothroyd family - Tomas and Niall

The two top raffle prize winners: GRAHAM ONIONS shirt: Sam Browell and BEN STOKES shirt: Boothroyd family – Tomas and Niall

00490027From the enthusiasm of Buzzin’ WASPs to the batting and bowling highlights of the 2016 season – there were many Newcastle CC juniors to applaud at this year’s Junior Presentation Night.

Thanks were expressed by Coaching Coordinator Dan Humble to the terrific coaching team and team managers: Oli McGee, Ben McGee, Harry Phillips, Rachel Haxon, Nick Hobson, Will Vickery, Tim Gowling and Stevie Allen.

0042And the new Junior sponsor – the refurbished Tesco in Acorn Road – was thanked for the support and also Tesco’s generous raffle prizes which joined the many donations from parents and committee members.

Junior committee member Hilary Hardy was presented with a gift from the committee for her voluntary work with registration and membership processing.

Junior committee member Hilary Hardy was presented with a gift from the committee for her voluntary work with registration and membership processing.

The vital role of parent volunteers was praised by chairman Nadeem Ahmad – both for their behind-the-scenes admin and also as team managers (organising matches) and coaches and coaching assistants.

From the Under 9s to Coaching Coordinator and next stop Australia! - Dan Humble is thanked for his huge contribution to the club.

From the Under 9s to Coaching Coordinator and next stop Australia! – Dan is thanked for his huge contribution to the club.

The Presentation Night attractions included terrific junior action photos organised by Janet Cook, and the BBQ provided by Club Steward Nichola Price. Coaching Coordinator Dan Humble praised the many and varied ways that Juniors of all ages had developed – as players and as people – over the last 12 months, contributing and develop valuable personal skills, from helping to set up the equipment to simply having a smile every week!

The Presentation Night winners roll of honour follows here – if any parents would like photos emailing, please contact admin@newcastlecc.org.uk.

Under 11s Awards
The Under 11s Team manager Dan Humble reminded the younger players that he was young once! – and that his involvement right through all the age groups at the club had been a terrific experience. He had really enjoyed working with the Under 11s and admired the many ways they had grown their skills.
Best Batter: Charlie Cook
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Best Bowler: Alistair Gibson
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Most Improved: Edward Holland
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Medals for whole Under 11 squad
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0069Under 13s Awards
The Under 13s Team Manager Oli McGee described the season’s performances and praised a big commitment to training.

Best Batter: Will Jobling
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Best Bowler: Ben Douglas

Most Improved: Matthew Brown
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0088Under 15s Awards
The Under 15s Team Manager Tim Gowling said that his role as a Team Manager had run right from from the Under 9s to the Under 15s. Now that his children were older he was stepping down, but the experience had given tremendous satisfaction. He encouraged parents to consider getting involved.

Best Batter: Sam Warwick
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Best Bowler: Tiger Roberts
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Most Improved Player: Joe Stoner (with special praise as well for Zane Naji and Dom Gowling)

Buzzing WASPS awards
Under 11: Thomas Holland
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Under 13: Frankie Cook
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Under 15: Alex Hardy
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Performances of the Year
Batting: Sam Warwick (94 no)
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Bowling: Ewan Jobling
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Bill Noonan Trophy: George Darwood (amongst the season’s achievements were being captain of Northumberland CCC Under 11s Captain)
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