Stevenage Cricket Club awards night

PUBLISHED: 14:20 02 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:08 06 May 2010

Gareth Berg from Stevenage Cricket Club with The Comet Award

Gareth Berg from Stevenage Cricket Club with The Comet Award

Stevenage Cricket Club s successful season was topped off by their awards night. The highlight were the first XI who finished as the area s top team. Dave Carr s side just failed by four points to win promotion to the Home Counties Regional Premier League

Stevenage Cricket Club's successful season was topped off by their awards night.

The highlight were the first XI who finished as the area's top team.

Dave Carr's side just failed by four points to win promotion to the Home Counties Regional Premier League - the highest league possible.

The club's success was shown in the club awards night at The Novotel.

Many players vied for the awards, presented by club president Peter Allen and town mayor Simon Speller.

All-rounder Gareth Berg won The Comet Award for the first XI players' player of the year (504 runs and 34 wickets, plus 10 catches).

The Robert Adams Colt of the Year award went to Laurie Brown for his 575 runs for the third XI.

Second team all-rounder Adil Zargar was the most improved player, and 14-year-old fourth team wicket-keeper Connor Hayward was named as most promising player.

Sohail Idress' 181 for the second team against Eversholt was the top individual performance.

The captain's award went to Gary Brown for his 657 runs in the first XI and skipper Carr won the chairman's trophy.

Top team players

First XI: batting - Gary Brown (657 runs); bowling - Azhar Ali (41 wickets).

Second XI: batting - Saeed Ali (743 runs); bowling - Ian Brown (40 wickets).

Third XI: batting - Laurie Brown (575 runs); bowling - Rhys Stewart (30).

Fourth XI: batting - Jack Mitchell (450 runs); bowling - Phil Ashby (27 wickets).

Academy XI: batting - Scott Reid; bowling - Luke Martin.

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