Lymington Cricket Club held their 2004 Colts Presentation Evening last Friday at the Masonic Hall. With Tony Wharton busy having his bionic hip fitted, Des Lynam unavailable and Angus Deayton simply too risky, the job of hosting the event fell to Trevor Phillips. Presenting the awards was professional cricketer Lawrence Prittipaul. The 25 year old Hampshire batsman gave an interesting insight into the art of facing Shane Warne's leg-spin in the Rose Bowl nets - and admitted that he can only read three of Warnie's alleged nine different deliveries. (Fortunately, that well known master-of-spin Peter Tapper was able to offer Lawrence advice on the other six!). Lawrence also reflected on the excitement generated by the recent emergence of Twenty-20 cricket, and talked about the buzz of playing in front of big crowds.
Following a fine buffet (special mention must be made of the chicken tikka vol-au-vents) Lawrence presented the trophies to the successful colts of 2004. The Under 15 Player of the Year trophy went to Lloyd Scott. It was quite a season for Lloyd who forced his way into the County Under 15 squad and became a key bowler in the Hampshire team that reached the national Under 15 semi finals. Unfortunately Hampshire commitments limited Lloyd's appearances for Lymington Under 15s, although when he did play he produced some fine displays with both bat and ball. He also made regular appearances for Lymington Second XI and, given plenty of hard work and a decent haircut, he should be knocking on the door of the First XI before too long. Recently Lloyd has been included in the Under 16 Hampshire Development Squad. Lloyd's obviously been listening to Trevor.... note the inset picture where he's now looking considerably less shaggy.
The award for Under 15 Most Improved Player went to Peter Harding. Peter's bowling has improved beyond all recognition this season and his ability to bowl line and length has made him a regular in the senior Third and Fourth XIs.
Lloyd Scott- larger picture
Peter Harding - larger image
The Under 13s were unbeaten in league matches, but lost out on the title to BAT by the narrowest of margins. Manager Tony Thorp had little hesitation awarding the Player of the Year trophy to James Winderham who has been the team's most consistent all rounder. James displays Jonty Rhodes-like athleticism in the field and made his Fourth XI debut during the season. Jon Simpson celebrated his first season at Lymington by being presented with the Most Improved Player award. Jon arrived as a raw, hard hitting batsman, but thanks to his dedicated approach to practicing in the nets, soon developed into a key player.
James Winderham - larger picture
Jon Simpson - larger picture
Link to Under 11s awards