WINNINGTON Park, who beat Hale Barns on the last day of the Right Move Abroad County League season to snatch a dramatic rescue, have appointed wicketkeeper Dave Hine as their new skipper.
Hine replaces Jeremy Casey, whose performances were key to Park’s survival. He has joined Premiership club Chester Boughton Hall.
He does not leave the Rec empty handed. He won two awards – batsman and players’ player of the year – at the recent presentation night.
Park have prepared for his absence by recruiting Aussie leg spinner and batsman Sean O’Neill, from Melbourne.
Winnington have still to fill the 2nd XI skipper’s role. Andy Capper is in charge of the 3rds and officers elected at the annual meeting were: chairman Ian Johnson, treasurer Martin Burke, secretary Geoff Wales; 4th team captains Rob Woolley and Jonny Wales; U11s, 13s coach and fixture secretary Geoff Wales; County League and VR forum rep: Phil Hayes; database Jonny Wales; web admin Jonny and Geoff Wales; fundraising Ben Lewis; chief coach Pete Johnson; chairman of selectors Greg McKeown; child protection officer Stuart Hayes; grounds chairman Nick Talbot-Butler; club development rep James Cowell.
Chris Bassano, who scored 535 runs for Oulton Park at an average 59.44, won the Egerton Rosebowl as batsmen of the year at the Little Budworth’s club presentations on Friday.
Other winners were: bowling Guy Emmett; fielding Jimmy Guest; best matchwinning innings Jonny Kettle; best matchwinning bowling Ben Gough; 2nds – batting Mark Johnson; bowling Stewart MacLeod fielding Craig Williamson; 3rds – batting Martin East; bowling Craig Williamson; fielding Stuart Robinson; youths – batting Joshua Dye; bowling Ryan Spann; most improved Oliver Tyle, Jamie Eardley; colt of the year Jonny Kettle; clubman of the year Stephen Wright.
Junior and senior players wishing to contact the club can call Jim du Mayne on 01829 760187 for further details.
Gordon Allen, veteran spin bowler and Tony Southerton, a former chairman and recently bar treasurer, were rewarded with life membership by Weaverham at their annual meeting in reward for their service to the club in a variety of roles.
Weaverham’s officers elected were: president Phil Johnson; chairman Rod Stitch; treasurer Neil Turley; bar treasurer Tony Woods; bar secretary Jon Lightfoot; bar manager Brian Rogerson; vice chairman Derek Westerside; secretary and press sec Phil Harris; 1st team captain Rob McMillan; vice John Lightfoot; 2nds captain Phil Harris; vice Rob Dickinson; child welfare Geoff Haworth; committee Gordon Allan, Kevin Bell, Paul Lightfoot.
Northwich and Middlewich expect to run girls teams next year.