Cheshire CCC player presentations

31 Aug 2021

Recent tradition dictates that Cheshire CCC recognise the season's achievements at an end of season get-together during the last match of the season, whether home or away.

For 2021 the players enjoyed an evening in Thatcham, Berkshire where they were staying for the three day Championship match.

Chairman David Bailey and Team Manager Pete Babbage reflected on a satisfactory season that saw the side re-established after not playing any cricket in 2020.

The early season T20 tournamnet was cancelled due to Covid which presented other challenges through the year too - notably when all eleven players had to be replaced for a game following a positive test by one of them.

Cheshire reached the quarter finals of the KO Trophy, losing out to Cambridgeshire. Their four Championship games saw a weather affected draw with Dorset, a sparkling win over the ultimate Western Division champions, Oxfordshire and a frustrating draw at home to Wiltshire where they surely would have won if the final day hadn't been rained off at Alderley Edge.

The final game against an outstanding Berkshire side however saw them well beaten to finish third.

As well as batsman and bowler of the year awards, Elise Scrimgeour also presented the 'Sandy Scrimgeour Award' in memory of her late hiusband and former team manager of many years.

Award winners:

Batsman of the year: Sam Perry

Bowler of the year: Ben Gibbon (presented to skipper Rob Sehmi in Ben's absence)

Sandy Scrimgeor Award: Will Evans (for his  112 not out against Oxfordshire)