NORTH Newton Cricket Club have recently celebrated a number of events.

Life member Gordon Stone was recently presented with an Outstanding Service to Cricket Award (OSCA) for Lifetime Achievement at the County Ground.

His award was in recognition of service to the Club undertaking many roles from player, captain, secretary, chairman, youth team manager, umpire, groundsman and treasurer to name but a few.

Gordon was presented with his award by Josh Davey of Somerset CC during the county match v Nottingham.

North Newton, in their first season of competing in the Baker Cup, reached the Baker Cup Plate Final v Wembdon, who came out on top.

The Newts received the runners-up Ewens Shield.

Last weekend, North Newton held their annual Club Day which started with an under-15 match versus Crewkerne followed by Under-11 games and a ladies' softball match.

The day culminated in a single wicket competition. With 24 entrants, several rounds were required before the final was played between Tom Williams and Andrew Jenkins.

This was a high-scoring encounter with Tom’s 28 in two overs being surpassed by Andrew with a couple of balls to spare.

Spectators, including parents, players, vice-presidents and sponsors enjoyed a barbecue and cream teas during the action.

Some new and returning playing members were signed on during the day.

The North Newton Ladies' softball team was formed this season and train on a Wednesday evening.

Initial training sessions have been provided by Somerset Cricket Board coaches and they have now entered their first festival to be played at Wiveliscombe on Sunday, August 18.

On Sunday, North Newton will contest the final of the Somerset Cricket Board Intermediate Cup at the County Ground against Bear Flat, from Bath.

The final starts at 4.15pm and the club look forward to having a strong contingent of support on the day.