Friday 1st and 8th September saw the Presentation evenings for the Sileby Town Academy take place. Some of the season’s winners are pictured below.
The growth in Junior members at Sileby Town recently means that we now run two presentation evenings. The first celebrating younger members of All Stars Cricket (run by Sarah-Jane & Georgia Carpenter) and Kwik Cricket (run by James Walker) sessions. All Stars Children each received certificates to reward their efforts during the sessions this summer. Kwik Cricketers each received a Medal to celebrate their improvements and enjoyment of the season.
It was fantastic to welcome so many players and families at the Mill Lane Clubhouse to celebrate the success of the 2017 season at our second celebration event.
David Smith’s Under 11 team, were congratulated on their endeavour throughout the season. Several of the players in the Under 11 team this year were still young enough to play Kwik Cricket yet had stepped up to play at a higher level.
The Under 13’s A & B teams have been managed by Wain Rowe and Paul Cherry. The B team showed considerable improvements through the season and the A team reached the latter rounds of the cup and also reached the district final to round off an impressive season.
The Under 15 team, managed by Paul Yates competed all season and played some very impressive cricket. Many of the players finding themselves being regularly asked to play senior cricket.
The Under 17’s gave Manager James Preston much to think about all season and he was delighted by the effort on display. He also expressed his warm thanks to brother Chris and Richard James for their continued support this summer.
The Alan Trasler Junior Player Of The Year award was won by Harry Bates after an excellent start to the 2017 season. Harry was pushed hard to win this award by a very impressive Issie Barnes who had a tremendously impressive season, winning the bowling award for 3 of the Academy teams (U13, U15 and Girls).
Sileby also recognise the efforts of a junior player who helps out around the ground more than any other. The Junior Clubman Of The Year award is presented to someone who gets involved in more than just playing but also chips in wherever they can and the junior player who helped more than most during the 2017 season was Chloe Yates for the third year running.
Thank you to all who attended and made the evening a special success and extra special thanks to all that have helped to make all junior players enjoy their cricket as much as they have again this season. We have an amazing army of volunteers and helpers who help with coaching, catering, scoring, running raffles, coordinating bag packing events, manning the bar and everything else that helps junior cricket happen at our great club! We will be in touch with information regarding winter training sessions and look forward to seeing most of you ahead of the 2018 season!!
Anybody wishing to join Sileby Town or help in any way please contact Mark Barber and he will be happy to discuss opportunities.