Gloucestershire Young Cricketers' Awards
Gloucestershire Cricket’s professional squad handed out the awards to the next generation of stars at the 2017 county presentation evening.
Trophies were awarded for the player of the year and individual performance of the year in every squad from the under 10s to the under 17s.
Bristol YMCA player, Jamie Brooks, who trains at Golden Hill Sports Ground picked up the player of the year award for the Under 10 boys.
U10 coach Jon Tegg said: “The winner showed a great willingness to learn and batted with a maturity beyond his years, scoring 214 runs, with a highest score of 60. He also took nine wickets from 21 overs at a strike rate of just 14. His attitude and desire to win is second to none and he will undoubtedly be a name to look out for in the future.”
Frenchay wicketkeeper/batter Natasha Wraith was one of the winners on the night, picking up the player of the year award in both the Under 15 and Under 17 girls county squads. And Dumbleton CC were the most successful club with five of their players taking home silverware.
The evening – which was held at the Bristol Pavilion - provided a chance to celebrate both the outstanding individual and collective achievements of the 2017 season.
Team achievements included the Under 17 boys reaching the one-day semi-finals and the Under 12s and 13s boys squads winning their respective Taunton Festival - the latter going through the entire season undefeated.
The event also featured an onstage conversation between Gloucestershire head of talent pathway Tim Hancock, Drissell and George Hankins who has progressed from the age group squads to the first team.
Tim Hancock said: “It was fantastic to have so many people there to celebrate what was a very successful season across our age groups.
“Over the last few years we have seen a growing trend of success for our county squads and that was no different this year with the Under 17 boys reaching a national semi-final and both the under 12s and 13s picking up silverware.
“The awards also highlighted the achievements of individuals within our pathway and demonstrate that the future is looking bright for Gloucestershire Cricket.”