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We had a fantastic evening on Friday, as over 100 players, supporters and friends packed into the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club, to lift the lid on a range of topics with Notts legends Chris Read, Mick Newell and Derek Randall.
The legends were interviewed by our very own version of Parkie and Piers Morgan, Paul Newell and Geoff Baker. We learnt how scoring a test century can earn you 174 lamb chops, how a pair was scored on different pitches in the same game, and why county cricket teas are dreadful. The legends all predicted an England win on the forthcoming Ashes, either 2-0, 3-0 or 3-1.
The quality of the event was down to a huge amount of hard work from Geoff in particular, and we were incredibly grateful for the support of Chris, Mick and Derek for giving up their time. Proceeds will help towards buying a new sightscreen, and we will be donating a portion to The Broad Appeal and Bowel Cancer UK.
Beware of the big Pudsey bear rattling a collection tin near you.
Our ever popular AGM will be on Friday November 29th. 7.30pm start in the old pavilion at the Field of New Dreams. Entry is free and no ticket is required.
It is with sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Geoff Ward over this past weekend.
Geoff had been a Vice President of KCC since 1973 after stepping down as Chairman in 1972 but is best remembered as one of the key members who helped get the club back on its feet, when with dwindling player numbers it nearly closed down. He was also a fine medium pace bowler whose nagging length made him difficult to score runs off and he was Bowler of the Year in the 1966, 1967, 1968 & 1971 seasons.
Geoff played for KCC between 1966 and 1975 and records are not entirely complete for this period but we know he definitely made at least 74 appearances, bowling 529.6 overs of which 146 were maidens and taking 131 wickets for 1631 runs at an average of 12.45. He also scored 473 runs. Geoff had also played with East Leake CC.
Our condolences go out to Aline his wife and also the KCC Scorer between 1966 and 1972, and his family and friends. Funeral arrangements are not known at this time.
Barry Baker – KCC President.
We sadly found out that John Beeton died on Tuesday. JB was a terrific player, supporter, photographer and friend to everyone at KCC.
We understand John’s funeral will be on Monday 21st October at 11am at Wilford Hill, followed by a do at Keyworth Rugby Club. We send our condolences to family and friends.
John first played for the club in the 1993 Season, joining us from Ruddington CC. He made 173 appearances over the next two decades playing past his 65th birthday, mostly for the 2nd XI, and was a regular fixture in the early days of Legge’s Sunday XI.
John was a wily old bowler in his veteran years. We’ll fondly remember his wonderfully theatrical appeals, and even more the near misses, arms thrown to the heavens with a groan of exasperation at another play and miss. He bowled 928 overs, 109 of them maidens and took 200 wickets for 3,562, at an average of 17.81.
He was fondly nicknamed ‘The Adonis’ for his wonderful jewellery proudly on display from his trademark unbuttoned shirt, much like darts legend Steve ‘The Adonis’ Beaton.
Many of us will never forget 12th August 2007. The Stiffs were playing away at Belton and had been held up en route by many tractors carrying hay bales, though sadly none had come from Belton, with the outfield resembling a freshly cut cornfield, with enough sileage to keep a herd of cows in clover for a year. We batted first on a blistering day and scraped a paltry 124 all out. Here’s a snippet from the match report:
It was the introduction of JB that again turned the match. After hearing of last Sunday’s three wicket final over, the Belton batters were like rabbits in highlights. The Adonis struck with his very first ball and then mixed up a variety of unplayable spinners and swingers. Ernie was like Chris Read behind the sticks, palming a leg side wide back onto the stumps for a freak stumping. Then JB twice followed the adage of hitting the very top of off stump. Eventually The Adonis finished with god-like figures of 7-29 off his 12 overs, a new KCC personal best.
This was a match winning performance that won the Frank Palmer Outstanding Performance Award for 2007. It was a golden year for JB ending the season with a hat trick against old friends Colston Bassett, joining only 10 others to complete this feat for the club.
JB was never one for the limelight and was a terrific supporter when not playing. Most of the great photos taken at our club events over the years were the product of John’s long lens.
But it’s John’s wonderful sense of fun, wicked sense of humour, and tales that we’ll remember most. Cricket for him was a day out with the lads, always a pint of ale afterwards with the opposition, and a steak and glass of red to round off the day. I played 100s of games with John over the years and never heard a sledge or a cross word. He was a gent, a true sportsman, and a genuine KCC legend.
JB we’ll miss you.
Delighted to announce that Tom Blacklock and Jack Rhodes have been recommended by their Sub County coaches for County Trials for their respective age groups. Well done lads.
Over 100 KCC players, parents and supporters cheered home all of our award winners for the 2013 season at Platt Lane on Friday evening. Thanks to Tuckers for arranging the trophies, and everyone who helped out on the night.
The full list of winners are below.
Chairman’s Clubman of the Year: TED ELLIOTT
Frank Palmer Outstanding Performance Trophy: RICHARD DRURY
Alan Copson “6′s” Trophy: ROB BAKER
1st XI Player of the Year: IAN GRAHAM
1st XI Batsman of the Year: GEOFF TINDSLEY
1st XI Bowler of the Year: ROB BAKER
1st XI Fielder of the Year: BEN ELLIOTT
1st XI Champagne Moment Trophy: GEOFF BAKER
2nd XI John Hartley Player of the Year: RICHARD DRURY
2nd XI Fred Greatorex Trophy Batsman of the Year: RICHARD DRURY
2nd XI Bowler of the Year: ANDY COWLARD
2nd XI Fielder of the Year: STEVE THOMAS
2nd XI Champagne Moment: TOM NEWELL
Sunday XI Player of the Year: TOM NEWELL
Sunday XI Batsman of the Year: TOM NEWELL
Sunday XI Bowler of the Year: MATT BAIN
Sunday XI Fielder of the Year: ISAAC BROWN
Sunday XI Champagne Moment: ALEX NEWELL
Barry Baker Junior Player of the Year Trophy: TOM NEWELL
John Cottee Junior Clubman of the Year Trophy: SAM FOSTER
U15 XI Batsman of the Year: TOM NEWELL
U15 XI Bowler of the Year: McKENZIE SHEPHERD
U15 XI Fielder of the Year: TOM BLACKLOCK
U15 XI Champagne Moment: JAMES ROBINSON
U14 XI Player of the Year: MATT BAIN
U14 XI Batsman of the Year: TOM BLACKLOCK
U14 XI Bowler of the Year: MILES CHAMBERLAIN
U14 XI Fielder of the Year: CHARLIE ALLISON
U14 XI Champagne Moment: MATTHEW TABERHAM
U13 XI Player of the Year: JACK RHODES
U13 XI Batsman of the Year: LIAM WOODS
U13 XI Bowler of the Year: GEORGE STATON
U13 XI Fielder of the Year: OSCAR MALIK
U13 XI Champagne Moment: MATTY ANTCLIFF
U13 XI Most Improved Player: OSCAR BROWN
U12 XI Player of the Year: BLAKE SOUTHWELL
U12 XI Batsman of the Year: PATRICK CAWTHORN
U12 XI Bowler of the Year: JOSEPH TUDOR
U12 XI Fielder of the Year: AARON VIGGERS
U12 XI Champagne Moment: HARRY WALLBANKS
Our Presentation Evening for the 2013 season is on Friday evening, 4th October. It starts at 7.00 prompt at Keyworth United’s pavilion at Platt Lane.