Pride of the club

The Under 9s receiving their medals at the Morpeth Cricket Club Junior section awards.
The Under 9s receiving their medals at the Morpeth Cricket Club Junior section awards.

MORPETH Cricket Club Juniors honoured its talented young players and the dedication of adult volunteers at its annual awards day.

All those who played for the youth teams were presented with medals for their participation this season.

The main awards were then announced, winners were as follows:

Player of the Season Under 9s: Nathan Byatt; Player of the Season Under 11s: Ben Gascoigne; Player of the Season Under 13s: Lyndon Dodds; Catch of the Season Under 9s: Ross Charlton; Catch of the Season Under 13s: Jamie Geddes; Developing Player Under 9s: Thomas Kershaw; Developing Player Under 11/13: Ethan Campbell.

The parents and volunteers were also thanked for their involvement and Rod Rogers received the Jack Taylor Award for his services and commitment to the development of the Junior section.

Club coach and former recipient of the award, Stephen Parsons, said: “Without Rod the junior club would not have been able to run this year.

“He has not only enabled the players to develop the skills and abilities to play, but he has also encouraged a large number of the parents to become involved in the club, which is vital for its long term survival.”

The day also featured games between the Under 9s and the mums and the Under 13s and the dads – both were won by the children.

This has been a successful year for Morpeth Juniors as membership numbers rose to a five-year high and more people had the opportunity to play cricket in schools and at the club through the Chance to Shine programme.

For more information about cricket at Morpeth, call Mr Rogers on 07825 627912 or visit www.morpethcc.co.uk