NORTH Newton Cricket Club recently held its annual dinner and presentation evening, which was attended by 64 players and guests.

After an excellent meal provided by the Harvest Moon, club chairman Mark Barham thanked all the club officers, vice-presidents and sponsors who have continued to generously support the club.

The highlights of the 2019 season included the club competing in the SCB Intermediate Cup final at the County Ground in Taunton and the final of the Baker Cup Plate, while the 1st XI narrowly missed out on promotion from Division 2 of the Somerset League.

The club also launched a women’s softball team who, after several weeks' training, competed in their first festival and are now looking forward to playing in a winter league.

James Stone and Tom Barham gave entertaining accounts of the 1st and 2nd XI season highlights, and Sally Warren recounted the journey the newly-formed women’s section had taken since their inauguration in February.

The following club awards were presented:

Sellick Cup (1st XI player of the year) – Cameron Street; Leonard Shepstone Memorial Trophy (1st XI batsman) – Carl Clemenson; 1st XI bowler – Chris Wadham; Alan Bradford Trophy (1st XI fielder) – Tom Williams; Geoff Holt Shield (1st XI players' player) – Carl Clemenson; Gerald Mills Shield (2nd XI player of the year) – Chris Barrington; Mike Jamieson (2nd XI batsman) – Mark Barham; The Hawkins Cup (2nd XI bowler) – Gavin Kyte; Steve White Trophy (2nd XI fielder) – Will Gadsby; Bruce Hooley Memorial Trophy (2nd XI players' player) – Will Barham; Philip Painton Memorial Trophy (outstanding performance) – Carl Clemenson and Cameron Street; Warren Trophy (women’s outstanding contribution) – Deborah Smith; Young player of the year – Jack Williams; Duddridge Shield (club junior of the year) – Harry Cross; Gordon Stone Trophy (clubperson of the year) – James Stone.

During the season the club was assessed and achieved its Clubmark re-accreditation.

North Newton CC now looks forward to the 2020 season and welcomes interest from potential players wishing to play senior or junior cricket; there will again be coaching and playing opportunities for Under-11s, Under-13s and Under-15s.

Further information about the club and contact details can be found on online at