Cleeve Cricket club celebrated yet another successful season with their annual awards ceremonies last weekend.

Last Friday evening, Cleeve hosted their Junior Presentation Awards, where former youth player and current Gloucestershire opening batter, Chris Dent, was on hand to present the awards before a packed house of players and families from Dynamos All Stars.

As part of Cleeve’s inclusive philosophy, all the youngsters received an award. Cleeve senior captains, Sam Williams and George Parsons were on hand to support and explain the pathway route from juniors to the senior section where nearly all of the current first team played youth cricket for the club.

On Saturday, Yatton Masonic Hall was home to the Senior Dinner and Presentation, a venue kindly arranged by club supporter Terry Hart and organised by Cleeve treasurer, John Hance. 

A fantastic evening was had by all and a thanks was given out to the many who have helped in various guises throughout the club ahead of awards presented by Chris Dent.

Mitch Want was awarded firsts player’s player and batting averages of 42.75, in a league total of 513 runs including a mighty 191, second team captain George Parsons was seconds Player’s Player, batting average of 72.83 to include two hundreds and combined league runs of 437 and the bowling averages at 19.

Williams scooped the bowling averages at 11.76 to win the John Taylor fielding award, whilst Will Grubb secure the second team fielding honours.

Jack Spiers and Freddie Basnett were awarded the most improved for the firsts and seconds respectively for their mature bowling performances. Mark Jones accepted the Chairman's Cup on behalf of himself and family who have run the All Stars for many years, providing the vital lifeblood for this village club.

Ian Wisnieski received the Non-Playing award, Chairman John Parsons the Clubman of the Year award for all his hard work, including the role of head groundsmen, where Cleeve’s square is renown for it’s excellence, hosting not only the many club matches but Bristol & District and Somerset Cricket Foundation finals as well as Somerset and Gloucestershire junior county matches.

Williams and George Parsons summarised the headlines of their season and the success of the under-19s first season, managed by Tom Carpenter, who reached the semi-finals of the Somerset Foundation Cup, losing with three balls to spare to Bath CC.