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A remarkable year for Selkirk cricket

Top table guests at the Selkirk Cricket Club dinner were, from left: George Thomson, John Everitt, Chris Highton and Rob Marrs. Photograph: Grant Kinghorn.

Top table guests at the Selkirk Cricket Club dinner were, from left: George Thomson, John Everitt, Chris Highton and Rob Marrs. Photograph: Grant Kinghorn.

SOME 40 members of Selkirk Cricket Club gathered in the clubrooms last Saturday to toast the 1st XI’s successful debut season in the East of Scotland set-up.

The Souters romped to the Division Six title in fine style and were also, gratifyingly, the winners of the league’s Fair Play award, voted for by their opponents.

John Everitt’s 370 runs, which included a brace of centuries, came at a scarcely-credible average of 123 as the skipper was only dismissed three times in eight league innings. Unsurprisingly, he won the award for Best Batsman.

Greg Fenton (250 runs at an average of 41 and 27 wickets at an average of just 4) took the awards for Best All-rounder and Best Fielder.

John Graham was awarded the prize for best fielder in recognition of his improvement behind the stumps while Gordon Branston took home the gong for Sunday XI Player of the Year. Kyle Murray won the shield for Best Colts Player, while Fraser Bennett received the trophy for off-field contributions to the club.

In addition to remarks from chairman Chris Highton and skipper John Everitt, the company were favoured by a pair of excellent speeches from guest-speakers. Toasting the club, George Thompson recalled his own playing days at Philiphaugh in fine style, while Rob Marrs, visiting from Teuchters’ CC in Edinburgh, made a most entertaining speech as he toasted the game of cricket. It was a splendid occasion that will see the club into the New Year in fine spirit.

The next date for the diaries is Friday, December 7, when the club hosts a pub quiz. There will be prizes galore and the cost is £10 per team of four.

 

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