Last night saw the annual senior Ovington CC AGM and Presentation Night, that took place at the South Bank Social Club. It saw the election of club officials, captains for 2017 alongside recognising the achievements of 2016.
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Election of Officers
There was no changes to the elected club officials, such as Secretary, Treasurer etc..
Club Captains and Teas
There has been some alterations made to the Club hierarchy in the Senior sides, especially with the main aim of getting the First Team to be promoted in 2017. With that, and the feeling that second team captain Benji Busby is to be required more often in the First Team this season, Third Team Captain Dick Buckley was promoted to Second Team captain, with his vice-captain last season, Kareem Baqai, moving into the Third Team Captain role.
- Captain – Barry Steel.
- Vice-Captain – Pete Kelly
- Captain – Dick Buckley.
- Vice Captain – Iain Kirkup
- Captain – Kareem Baqai.
- Vice-captain – James Taylor
There was also changes made to the format of how Teas are organised for the Second Team. They will convert to the “Tea for Two” system used by the Thirds in previous years.
The First Team will continue with their current system of a player doing one tea per season. Regular players who do not make a tea over the season will be required to make a contribution to the club.
Other club matters
Other club matters were also voted on in the AGM. The majority of those attending agreed that the club should agree to playing some away league matches on a Sunday. They also unanimously agreed to proposals put forward by a local side to have a partnership with them for the ECB U19 T20 Blast (more on that when finalised).
The Club will also continue to participate in the Foss Evening League on a Wednesday evening. Jed Fowke agreed to stay on as captain.
- 1st Team Batting: Stefan Littlewood
- 1st Team Bowling: Barry Steel
- 1st Team: Players Player: Tom Cookson
- Neil Metcalfe Fielding Cup: Pete Kelly
The Second Team Batting and Bowling cups were won by their captain, Benji Busby
- 2nd Team Batting: Benji Busby
- 2nd Team Bowling: Benji Busby
The Third Team Batting cup, known for the first time as the Roy Bowes Cup – was won by recent signing Rich Garside.
- 3rd Team Batting: Rich Garside
- 3rd Team Bowling: Dick Buckley
There was also a new award for “Most Outstanding Performance of the Season”. This is given to what is regarded as the best performance throughout both the Senior and Junior sides, over the course of the previous year. There was three nominations. Tom Cookson for his innings in the HPH Cup Semi-Final, Alan Fletcher for his 29 off 31 overs and Stefan Littlewood, for his 168 not out in the Foss Evening League
- Most Outstanding Performance of the Season: Stefan Littlewood for his 168 not out
There was plenty of candidates for the Young Player of the Season award, but for his contribution in the First Team having moved up from the Seconds in 2016, it was awarded to
- Young Player: Tom Armes
Finally, the Clubman of the Year award, was awarded to Dick Buckley, for his service to the club in recent years with the Third Team, and previously with junior sides over the past decade.
- Clubman of the Year: Dick Buckley.
We would like to thank everyone who attended last night and congratulations to all those who won awards last night.