The Dorset Funeral Plan cricket league awards evening
The event held at Wimborne and Colehill CC heard that the champions held off the strong challenge from the most successful team of the last decade, Poole Town, who finished runners-up.
Merrick Wilkinson, who along with league chairman John Ridout, announced the winners, said: “In their first year back in the Premier League since 2007, the champions recruited wisely to boost an already talented squad.
“Sherborne and Poole Town finished with an almost identical playing record, so bonus points proved decisive.”
Nick Douch from sponsors The Dorset Funeral Plan presented the awards and said: “We’re proud to continue to sponsor Saturday cricket in Dorset.
“There are seven highly competitive leagues, which are played in a great spirit. I’d like to congratulate all the winners.”
The performance of the year was won by Broadstone’s James Brown whose score of 162no in the Premier League saw off some stiff competition. This came from Mike Collinge of Cerne Valley Who took 7-7, Compton House’s Mike Harper who scored 158no and Karl Jones of Kingston Lacy who took 8-13.
The Dorset Association of Cricket Officers (DACO) Fair Play awards were presented by Merrick Wilkinson who said: “The spirit of cricket can be summed up in one word: ‘respect’.”
The Dorset Cricket Board Young Player of the Year award was presented by Julian Shackleton who said: “Of the names on the trophy, ten have gone on to play Minor Counties cricket.”
Winners and runners-up in the Dorset Funeral Plan leagues
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