Success for North Devon cricketers at Devon Cricket Board awards
PUBLISHED: 12:42 09 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:42 09 October 2017
There were winners from Filleigh, Braunton and North Devon at Friday’s end-of-year bash at Exeter’s Sandy park
Filleigh Cricket Club had two winners at this year’s Devon Cricket Board awards night.
Daisy Meadowcroft, who scored more than 200 county runs, was Devon U17 Girls’ batsman of the season.
Milly Squire, a Filleigh clubmate of Meadowcroft’s, was named player of the year in the full Devon Women’s side.
It was a good night for lady cricketers from North Devon, as Braunton’s Ruby Davis was player of the year for the county’s U13 side.
The Sally Ashman Cup, presented to the under-11 player making an all-round contribution went to North Devon’s Will Popham. He took 16 wickets during the county season, including an impressive four wickets for nine runs against Cornwall at Perranporth.
Jack Gibbs, who plays for North Devon when not turning out for the Gloucestershire Academy, was Devon U17s bowler of the year and player of the year. He took 17 wickets at around 20 runs each.
Gibbs captained the county side last season. He also turned out for Gloucestershire in three-day and one-day cricket as well as playing in the ECB Super Fours tournament at the end of the season.
Nearly 300 people – players, friends and parents – packed the functions suite at Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park stadium for the presentations.
All sections of Devon cricket were represented, from the under-10s, through ladies and girls’ cricket up to the Devon Minor Counties side.
Mark Tyler, the former television presenter, compared the event, assisted by Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Jack Maunder.
Maunder played county age-group cricket for Devon, touring South Africa in 2011 with the Under-15 squad.