England star Sophie presents CYC Awards

Cheshire Youth Report 2018
RISING England starlet Sophie Ecclestone was the guest of honour as the players, parents and officials of Cheshire Youth Cricket gathered to celebrate another season of success at the annual Presentation Dinner. Ecclestone, a Cheshire Youth Cricket graduate, gave an entertaining interview about her experiences with England Women before remaining on stage to present the 58 age group prizes and major honours.

The Under 13s Boys were crowned Team of the Year after an excellent summer which saw them win 14 of 17 matches, beating several first class counties and winning the coveted Taunton Festival.


The Under 13s Girls picked up the Most Improved Team Award after recording 12 wins from 16 matches, the highlight of the season their unbeaten run to win the Malvern Festival.

There were honourable mentions too for the U11s Boys, who won seven successive matches on route to winning their Festival, and the U14s Boys who notched 13 wins from 16 under the guidance of Ben Tomlinson and Tim Mullins.


Isaac Brooks had a night to remember as he was named Boys Player of the Year. The Sale slow left armer picked up 37 wickets for the U14 Boys including two five wicket hauls, with best figures of 6-23 against Lancashire.

Tilly Kesteven was a popular winner of the Girls Player of the Year trophy for her stellar 2018, the Sandbach all-rounder scoring 437 runs (including three 50s) and taking 24 wickets for the Girls U13s and U15s. Kesteven was also the leading outfielder across Cheshire Youth Cricket with 11 catches and four run-outs.


And Sam Waller got a rousing reception as he stepped up to receive the award for Performance of the Year for his magnificent 202 against Cornwall. Waller’s double century included 18 fours and 11 sixes and was the first in the 31-year history of the Taunton Festival.

The 52 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. In addition to Waller's double hundred there were seven further centuries and 73 half centuries to celebrate, while the bowlers shared 13 five-wicket hauls and recorded six hat-tricks – a CYC record.

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 see Cheshire Youth Report 2018



AWARD WINNERS 2018


Team
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U10
Krish Malhotra
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver





U11 BOYS
Joseph Moores
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver





U11 GIRLS
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver





U12
Joe Chapple
Rehan Amin
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver





U13 GIRLS
Lucy Neill
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U13 BOYS
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver





U14 BOYS
Sebastian Botes
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U15 GIRLS
Katie Mclean
U15 BOYS
James Chew
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U16 BOYS
Alistair Begg
Luke Jones
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U17 GIRLS
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver
U17 BOYS
Daniel Cooke
Harry Newton
Louis Botes
Batter
Bowler
Fielder
Improver

Team of the Year - U13 Boys


Most Improved Team of the Year - U13 Girls
Player of the Year
Player of the Year (Girls)
Performance of the Year


Cheshire County Cricket Club President’s Awards
Girls and Boys U13 Players’ Player of the Year
Presented at the Festivals

U13 Player of the Year Girls
Tilly Kesteven
U13 Player of the Year Boys
James Sullivan