Famous faces and smiling faces at CYC Dinner

Cheshire Youth Report 2017
IT was another night of famous faces and smiling faces at the Cheshire Youth Cricket Presentation Dinner.

A record crowd of 320 players, parents, officials and supporters gathered for the annual end of season celebration at the Select Stadium, Widnes, with former England skipper Michael Vaughan and BBC broadcaster Mark Chapman the guests of honour.

Vaughan and Chapman took part in a brief Q&A with Cheshire's Clubs and Participation Manager Gareth Moorhouse before remaining on stage to hand out the 54 age group prizes and major honours.

The Under 17s Boys were crowned CYC Team of the Year after an excellent summer which saw them dominate the ECB County Championship, with only the weather denying them a place in the National Finals.

Under 17s skipper Edward Fluck had a night to remember as he lifted the CYC Boys Player of the Year Trophy and shared the Performance of the Year award with Alderley Edge teammate Sam Perry.

Fluck, who has captained the side since the Under 11 age group, scored 463 County runs at a healthy average of 58 in 2017 before notching two centuries at the Regional Super 4s event to earn the Player of the Tournament award.

His season's top score of 193 contributed to a record County partnership of 358 runs against Derbyshire U17s at Oxton, in which Perry hit a magnificent 162 to help the team post a mammoth 558-7, another County record.

Ellie Mason got a rousing reception from the audience as she signed off her Cheshire Youth Cricket career by lifting the Girls Player of the Year Trophy for the third successive year. Mason was also presented with a silver salver to mark her incredible achievement of 3,000+ County runs across the U13, U15 and U17 age groups.

The other major winners on the night were the U14s Boys, who claimed the Most Improved Team of the Year award after the team won nine of their 12 completed matches, finishing unbeaten in the ECB North Group.

There were plenty of other fantastic achievements to celebrate, with Sam Perry and Ben Gibbon also achieving recognition at the Regional Super 4s event, and Sammi Short competing for England Women Under 21s at the Indoor World Cup in Dubai.

The 48 individual age group winners - for best batter, bowler, fielder and ‘most improved’ player – were applauded generously throughout, with several stand-out performances receiving a special mention.

Madi Arthur (6-3) and Emma Royle (5-4) both produced excellent returns for the girls, while Lily Scudder scored 50 and took five wickets in the same game. There was a 200-run partnership between Perry and Balderson against Yorkshire U17s, in which both players hit centuries, and an incredible spell of 7-18 by U12 seamer Ben Hamilton Ryan in the victory over Wales.

The full list of individual age group prize winners and photos can be found below, and for a comprehensive round-up of the performances from all age groups in 2017 visit Cheshire Youth Report 2017

AWARD WINNERS 2017

Girls 13s
Team
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U11 DEVT
Gennaro Reddy
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver





U11 BOYS
Brad Porter
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver





U12
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver





U13 GIRLS
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U13 BOYS
Sebastian Botes
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver





U14 BOYS
Daniel Newton
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U15 GIRLS
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U15 BOYS
Daniel Adams
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U16 BOYS
Jack Oldham
Oliver Ormerod
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U17 GIRLS
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U17 BOYS
George Dickenson
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver

Team of the Year - U17 Boys


Most Improved Team of the Year - U14 Boys
Player of the Year
Player of the Year (Girls)
Performance of the Year


**New for 2017** Cheshire County Cricket Club President’s Awards
Girls and Boys U13 Players’ Player of the Year

U13 Player of the Year Girls

U13 Player of the Year Boys



Sebastian Botes