Gloucestershire's talented young cricketers recognised at awards night
The county's talented young cricketers have been recognised
for their achievements in 2012 at the annual Gloucestershire presentation
Players aged from 10-17 received their prizes from
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professional players including Hamish Marshall, Will Gidman and Ian Saxelby
during a packed ceremony at Filton College's WISE Campus.
The night also celebrated the success of the Gladiators
squad who were all in attendance.
Awards for the Most Improved Player, Best Performance and
Player of the Year were given out at every age group level.
The winners came from a variety of clubs across the county and from Bristol.
Poulton CC's Harvey Jupp and Jonnie Gunn both picked up awards at under 11 level while Cirencester CC also had two winners, James Boyle (Under 10 player of the year) and Kit Penny who took the under 12 performance of the year prize.
Gloucestershire cricket development manager Steve Silk, who
attended the presentation evening, said: "The poor weather this summer has made
it an incredibly difficult season for everyone but it is wonderful to see that
even after a year like this there is still so much to celebrate.
"Our thanks go out to all our coaches, parents, players and
clubs for their support in trying to ensure as many games were played as
"Evenings like this highlight the wealth of talented young
players we have in Gloucestershire and the great job being done by coaches at
both club and county level. The future looks bright for Gloucestershire age
group cricket and ultimately the County Club who will benefit from the players
Award winners (excluding Bristol and South Glos):
Best Performance of the Year: Hamza Shahzad (Gloucester City Winget CC)
Player of the Year: James Boyle (Cirencester CC)
Boys Under 11
Most Improved player of the Year: Jonnie Gunn (Poulton CC)
Best Performance of the Year: Theo Hayward (Great Rissington) & Jacob Reeves
Player of the Year: Matt Brewer & Harvey Jupp (Poulton CC)
Boys Under 12
Best Performance of the Year: Kit Penny (Cirencester CC)
Boys Under 13
Player of the Year: Ollie Forbes
Boys Under 16
Most Improved player of the Year: Max
Kelly (Hatherley and Reddings CC)
Boys Under 17
Best Performance of the Year: Kieran Smith (Frocester CC)