BRAYBROOKE fast bowler Dave Marks picked up a clutch of trophies at the cricket club’s end-of-season awards presentation as reward for an outstanding campaign.
The 26-year-old was voted Players’ Player of the Year and also collected Most Improved Player in his debut season as vice-captain, responding to the extra responsibility with maturity.
Marks led the bowling attack taking 18 wickets at an average of 22.33, with his best performance coming in the opening game with 5 for 40, while also contributing with the bat striking sixes for fun and top scoring with 39.
Chris Tyrrell claimed the Batting Trophy with his last innings of the season, a match-winning 66 not out against rivals Arthingworth. The right-handed batsman racked up 232 runs with an average of 19.33 during a rain-affected summer.
Ever-reliable captain Hugh Hackett retained the Bowling Trophy for the fourth consecutive year after taking 23 wickets at a hugely-impressive average of 8.3.
Fielder of the Year went to Ben Jelley for his consistency, determination in the field and mostly-held catches, while Calum Plowright was awarded Catch of the Year for his one-handed diving catch against Clipston – one of four during the match in a master class of catching.
Meanwhile, Geri Banfield, wife of spin bowler Will Banfield, was presented with the prestigious Clubman of the Year for her sterling work in securing top prizes, including signed cricket memorabilia and restaurant vouchers, for future club fundraisers.