Norfolk Youth Cricket End of Season Dinner & Presentation 2016

Norfolk Youth Cricket End of Season Dinner & Presentation 2016

Norfolk Youth Cricket End of Season Dinner & Presentation 2016

Key Award Winners:

Louis Brooks Memorial Trophy Winner 2016 – Hudson De Lucchi (U15 & U17)
Girl’s Player of the Year 2016 - Holly Marchant (Girls U13)
Performance of the Year 2016 – Nathan Thurston (Boys U17)
Derek Cousins Memorial Shield 2016 - Neil Taylor

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Full Report 2016 - Young Norfolk Cricketers Celebrate Success

321 People packed into the Mercure Hotel, Norwich for the annual award presentation to celebrate Norfolk’s finest young cricketers.

The annual dinner brings players, parents, managers, coaches, staff and invited guests together to reflect on the season for each team and then finishes with the prestigious end of season awards.

Norfolk run 9 County Age Group teams with 6 boy’s teams from U10 through to U17 and 2 girl’s teams at U13’s and U15’s. An U17's Girls team will be reintroduced for the upcoming 2017 season.

Compares for the evening were Neil Taylor, Chris Brown and Steve Goldsmith who kept the evening on track. Background music, walk-on music and award music was used for the first time and this really added to the evening creating a nice atmosphere for all involved.

The programme for the evening followed the traditional pattern with two rounds of heads and tails either side of the main course and dessert. Each CAG manager/coach then came up to the stage to give their end of season report.

The awards for the 2016 season began with the County Cap presentations for each individual age-group which are presented to select players for consistent high performances which contribute to winning matches. Individual awards then followed for hundreds and five-wicket hauls.

The first on the main awards was the Derek Cousins Memorial Shield which is a new award in memory of Derek (Former NCB Tresurer & lifelong supporter of Norfolk Youth Cricket) who sadly passed away late last year. The inaugural award was presented by NCB Chairman Keir Hounsome to CAG Chairman Neil Taylor to commemorate his long standing service and commitment towards Norfolk Youth Cricket.

The next award was the Derek Cousins Performance of The Year trophy and was presented by Chris Brown to Norfolk U17 player Nathan Thurston for his match winning figures of 6-70 vs Hertfordshire U17.

The third award was the Friends of Norfolk Youth Cricket Girls Player of The Season and was presented to Holly Marchant of the Norfolk Girls U13 team by Mel Taylor. Holly had an outstanding season, leading run scorer and wicket taker for her age-group. This also meant she finished top of the ECB U13 stats for her bowling and 6th for her batting.

The fourth and final award is The Louis Brooks Trophy and is the most prestigious award that any young Norfolk cricketer can win and previous some of the winners include Jaik Mickleburgh, Rob Newton, Olly Stone and Callum Taylor who are all currently playing first-class cricket at their respective counties. The Trophy is awarded in memory of Louis Brooks who was a very promising young cricketer in Norfolk and played a key role in club and Norfolk youth cricket at U10’s through to U17’s. Louis sadly lost his battle to cancer aged just 19 in 2005 and this trophy has been awarded in his memory ever since.

This year, the trophy was presented by Louis’s brother … to Hudson De Lucchi of the Norfolk U15’s and U17’s who had an exceptional season with both the bat and ball at each age group. Hudson scored 724 runs and took 15 wickets across both teams during the 2016 season. He narrowly missed out on selection for the London & East Bunbury team but he made his Norfolk Lions debut and played for Vauxhall Mallards in the East Anglian Premier League.

2016 Cap Winners (Please note: No Caps awarded for the U15 Girls in 2016)

Norfolk Under 10 Norfolk Under 11 Norfolk Under 12 Norfolk Under 13 Norfolk Under 14 Norfolk Under 15 Norfolk Under 17 Norfolk U13 Girls
Elliott Hart Ethan Metcalf Ben Wilcox Paddy Kelly James Hardy Charlie Rogers Alfie Woodrow Abi Flatt
Arthur Wilcox Jayden Borges Cameron Graveling Daniel Bint George Harrad Hudson De Lucchi Nathan Thurston  
Edward Cross James Cross Freddie Fairey Jack Robertson Daniel Hastings Will Grisley    
Trent Stoltz   Harry Nunn          


2016 100's & 5-Wicket Hauls 2016

Name Age Date Opposition Home/Away Score
Ben Wilcox U12 08/05/2016 Kent Away 104*
Flynn Drinkell U17 12/07/2016 Suffolk Away 121
Elliot Hart U10 24/07/2016 Suffolk Away 107
Robyn Edge U15G 25/07/2016 Suffolk Away 108*
            5-Wicket Hauls            
Name Age Date Opposition Home/Away Figures
Cameron Graveling U12 03/08/2016 Holland Tour (5-25)
17/07/2016 Suffolk Home (5-28)
Amber Thompson U13G 03/07/2016 Lincolnshire Home (5-10)
Holly Marchant U13G 10/07/2016 Bedfordshire Home (6-5)
Alfie Cooper U17 12/13th July 2016 Suffolk Away (5-75)
Nathan Thurston U17 19th/20th July 2016 Hertfordshire Home (6-70)
Daisy Eke U15G 25/07/2016 Suffolk Away (5-15)
Daniel Hastings U14 01/08/2016 Tower Hamlets Tour (5-20)
Ben Panter U11 09/08/2016 Yorkshire B Tour (5-27)
 Anoushka Williamson


 Lincolnshire Home (5-3)
Paddy Kelly U13 22/05/2016 Kent Away (5-42)
24/07/2016 Hertfordshire Home (5-31)

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