C&G Trophy on show at Colts Presentation

Hampshire Academy Director Tony Middleton was the special guest at Lymington Colts? annual presentation evening at Towles Restaurant, Walhampton.

Around 80 colts, parents and club members ? including new colts section chairman Bob Wiltshire - heard the former Hampshire and Lymington opening batsman reflect on life as a professional cricketer, and offer good advice for any aspiring young players wishing to pursue a career in the game. He recalled the thrilling 1992 Nat West Trophy final at Lords when his plucky 78 against the lightening-quick Waqar Younis helped Hampshire defeat Surrey by 4 wickets. Tony also brought along the C&G Trophy as a reminder of a rather more recent Hampshire cup triumph. This proved particularly popular with the youngsters and seniors alike who took the opportunity to have their photos taken with the impressive trophy which Hampshire won last September.

Under 15s with the C & G Cup


In the awards ceremony, Under 11B manager Mark Gannaway reflected on the incredible improvement his side had made over the course of the 2005 season. His player of the year award went to Keiran Moors, while Chris Haining received the most improved player trophy.

In the absence of manager Jim Lowe - currently recuperating following an operation - Colts Secretary Tony Wharton described how the Under 11A team had also improved dramatically in 2005. He praised the team?s willingness to apply the techniques taught to them in training, and commented on the high quality of the team?s fielding. Ollie Wiltshire was awarded the player of the year trophy following a prolific season, while Nicky Elliott scooped the most improved player award.

Award winning under 11s with Tony Middleton


Player of the Year - under 13s

Under the leadership of Tony Thorp, Lymington Under 13s were again the club?s most successful team, winning the New Forest Cup and narrowly missing out on a league and cup double. The manager felt that the side?s hard work and dedication both in the practice nets and on the field was the over-riding contributing factor in the team?s success. Aidan Lindsay-Wood was awarded the player of the year trophy for a fine season which saw him notch up 280 runs and take 17 wickets. The 13 year old also achieved the notable distinction of taking a wicket with his very first ball in senior league cricket when called up for the Fourth XI in July. Sam Toombs? 210 runs and inspirational leadership qualities earned him the most improved player award.

Retiring Under 15 manager Chris Noble looked back on an eventful season which saw his team win 9 of its 13 matches. The team was narrowly beaten in the cup semi-final by BAT, but the highlight of the summer was as incredible cup tie at Hyde when a Lymington side containing just 7 players due to injuries and unavailabilities defeated the home side by 2 runs. The manager nominated promising wicketkeeper/batsman Stuart Beveridge as his player of the year, while the most improved player award went to leg-spinner Dan Waters.

Most improved player - under 15s



Adults getting in on the act







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