On the 28th October at The Cooper Associates County Ground, the Somerset Disability Cricket team held their end of season presentation evening.
The team celebrated a successful season, finishing 3rd in the South West Super 9’s League (latest version of the County Championships).
The evening was supported by a host of volunteers, but we would also like to thank the sponsors who helped fund many the awards and prizes. The sponsors were HMS Mobility Solutions Ltd, Little Wings and Sud-Woofers, Chirpy Cottage, The Bell Family, Somerset County Sports and Somerset County Cricket Club.
The major honours for the evening are listed as below;
Player of the Year. Jim (Trig) Redwood
Batsman of the Year. Jim (Trig) Redwood
Bowler of the Year. James Mayled
Fielder of the Year. Russ Young
Somerset v Dorset (Away).
Man of Match. James Mayled. Star Moment. Jamie Turner (Bowling)
Somerset v Gloucester (Away).
Man of Match. Jack Milton. Star Moment. Colin Hancock (Bowling)
Somerset v Hampshire (Home).
Man of Match. Russ Young. Star Moment. Jamie Turner (Bowling)
Dan's Day (Ilton).
Man of Match. Jim (Trig) Redwood. Star Moment. Thomas Farrand (Bowling)
Regional Tournament (Exeter)
Man of the Tournament. Jim (Trig) Redwood. Star Moment 1. Ben Hallows (Batting)
Star Moment 2. Simon Penny (Fielding)
Although the season has now stopped, the team is still ticking over with monthly net sessions on Friday evening from 6-8pm.
The team is always on the lookout for new players so it can sustain two sides; A County First IX and a Dragons Development IX. From February to April there are eight weeks of open county trials/coaching at The Cooper Associates County Ground for anyone who wishes to try out for team.
In addition, to the selection/coaching weeks, there are also monthly drop in cricket centres for those who wish to take part in cricket all year round! Details can be seen here http://www.somersetcricketboard.co.uk/disability
The County also has a Visually Impaired Team who also have a selection sessions running from February – April. The Visually Impaired Team compete in a National league and will travel all over the UK to play fixtures. The team, much liked the Disability squad, have been extremely successful over many seasons and are real shining lights for the County.