Sunday, October 09, 2022


Brigg Town Cricket Club players and supporters enjoyed the annual presentation evening at the Black Bull, on Wrawby Street, last night (Saturday, October 8).

The club didn't enjoy much playing success this season in Lincolnshire County League Division Three West, finishing at the foot of the table.
However, there were some good games during what was the hottest and driest summer for the sport since 1976.
Trophies were presented last night by popular captain Danny Bradley and by Steve Bell who is a keen supporter.
In his opening remarks, Danny said the team had played better than the league position indicated and had shown good spirit despite some adverse results.
He felt a Brigg Blog picture, taken after a heavy home defeat against Scunthorpe 3rds at the Rec, demonstrated this.
It showed Harry Cawkwell with a smile on his face at the end of a game in which Town had been skittled for only 23 runs.
A new award was presented last night - for the Most Valuable Player (MVP).
The captain noted individual contributions made by players in all matches during the season to decide the overall winner.
Veteran all-rounder Jack Richards got to his feet at the end of the presentations and led guests in "Three cheers for the skipper!"
Trophy winners are seen below in the order they received their awards and (at the top of this post) lined up together following the ceremony.


Nick Beacock (left), who claimed 23 wickets, receiving the bowler of the season trophy from captain Danny Bradley.


Danny Bradley being presented with the top batsman award by Steve Bell.


Owen Dunderdale receiving the fielder of the year trophy.


The new MPV Award for Nick Beacock from the club captain.


Noah Newbould receiving the most improved player of the season award.


Paul Neal - voted the players' player of the season.


Captain's player of the season - all-rounder Vijay Raju.


Some of the players and guests listening to Danny Bradley's review of the season.

Watching young Noah receiving his award last night reminded us of a 1975 season trophy we collected, as a teenager, at the Brigg Town presentation evening held only a year after the club had first taken to the field. This ticket-only "do" was in the Angel Hotel's Ballroom and included a buffet and a disco.
Many cricket club presentation nights since have been held at the Black Bull, with other venues including Brigg Town FC's Hawthorns, the old Queens Arms, the Ancholme Inn (now demolished) and Brigg Sugar Factory Sports & Social Club.

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