View from the Malt House Room, November 4th 2017.
Old Catton CC Awards Evening
After the third attempt at arriving at a free and suitable date to hold our Awards Evening, we finally made it on the 4th November, albeit several members unable to attend, probably on family fireworks duty. So, under those circumstances an assembly of 20 of us was a quite decent turnout, and those who came made it a rewarding and at times hilarious experience. This is the time of year when all the main statistics of the season are replayed before us by the able presenters, the impressive scores or wickets taken, and of course the mistakes.
Thanks go to presenters Hamish, Sally, Matt, Greg, Barry Clem, Darrin, Ryan T, and Steve F, not forgetting me, who incidentally got what was perhaps the biggest cheer of the night when I spilt my brandy and lemonade during one of the awards.
A couple of firsts were achieved on the night, one being the presentation of the A Team award. Occasionally in the past the team captain has to say that the winner unfortunately cannot be present to receive it. For the first time I can recall, neither the captain Barry B, nor the joint winners, Ryan T and Peter Y, were able to be there.
The other first timer was Giles P who won Sunday Player, 1st Team Player and Player’s Player, there never having been a 3 time winner before - well earned by the way. I considered asking for a re-draw as we do in raffles after his second – joking of course.
I nearly awarded Player’s Player to the barman as he walked in and onto the stage as I was about to announce the winner. Other winners were the Tom’s Lee and Quinton, Raj K, Archie D, Matt A (Clubman retained for the second year), and the one and only Couch, who got Mike Lorenz’s Champagne Moment for a brilliant boundary catch in the gloom.
Thanks to Baz C for camera duty, to Adam Crane for turning up to be photographed holding the Bob Crane Cup, and a great thanks to the double act of Greg and Tracy, who had us in stitches recounting such bizarre things as Foisty Towels, Tracey’s knickers and Greg’s Basil Faulty-like attitude towards his motor when it played up.
Others who attended apart from those already mentioned were Jay, Luke and Emily, Max R and Paul P, who all contributed to the convivial evening.
Next event for your attention is our AGM on November 25th, at 2.30 pm in the Malt House Room of the Whalebone P.H.
All members of the Club are welcome.
Barry Prime, Chairman.