Tuesday, January 22, 2019
BRIGG TOWN CRICKETERS TO RECEIVE FIVE AWARDS FROM FORMER ENGLAND CAPTAIN
Brigg Town Cricket Club is to receive FIVE awards presented to them by a former Test cricketer and England captain.
Local players will get to meet international all-rounder Chris Cowdrey, who played for his country 11 times and also for Kent and Glamorgan in the County Championship.
His father Colin (later Lord Cowdrey) was one of England's top post-war batsmen, and he and Chris both captained England
Chris will be the guest speaker at the Lincolnshire County Cricket League's showpiece dinner on Friday, March 29 at Hemswell Court, near Caenby Corner.
Among the trophies he will be presenting on the night will be the following to Brigg for performances during a memorable and very successful 2018 season:
Division four championship trophy, to the club; divisional award for the top batsman, Matthew Bell; leading bowler, Tom Brock; best wicketkeeper, Mark Dawson; scorer of the season, David Baggott.
In addition, Hibaldstow's Chris Nash will be rewarded as leading wicketkeeper in division two. Chris will be the first recipient of the new Bryan Simpson Trophy, presented in memory of the former Broughton club wicketkeeper and official who later became a leading league cricket administrator, including a lengthy spell as Lincolnshire League treasurer.
Broughton 2nds' Paul Clark will be presented with the trophy for being division three's top bowler.
Brigg Town Cricket Club and players have won many Lincolnshire League awards since the club first joined the competition back in 1976. But Brigg Blog can't recall another season in which five trophies have been won.
Chris Cowdrey is a renowned after dinner speaker, and anyone wishing to attend this function is being urged to make early ticket applications to avoid possible disappointment.
It's destined to be a sell-out success, with a good contingent in attendance from the Brigg, Broughton and Hibaldstow clubs.
Brigg Blog will be attending - camera in hand!