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Maks Executive Travel

 END OF SEASON WEBSITE AWARDS - THE WINNERS

2003, the year that the YMCA Cricket Club celebrated their 125th Anniversary, turned out to be a very special year indeed. Here at ymcacricket.com, we decided to reflect on some of the contributions made throughout the season, by holding the End Of Season Awards, voted by club members who visited the website. Around 50 members took part in the vote and the winners are as follows:

Most Outstanding Performance of the Season: James Chidgey
Most Improved Player of the Season: Gareth Rees
Best Newcomer to Senior Cr
icket: Matt Quaife
Most Outstanding Fielder of the Year: Tom Milsom
Tube of the Year: Lord Chidgey of Golden Hill!!!

On hearing of the result, the best newcomer to senior cricket, Matt Quaife, said, "Thank you to everyone who voted for me, and for everyone's help during the season. My overall game has improved dramatically thanks to various contributions by many different people. Gerry Mulholland has been a very important factor in my transition between youth and adult cricket, and Richie Wilson gave me the chance to play high standard competitive adult games. I look forward to carrying on playing next year."

Gareth Rees commented, "I'm very grateful to everyone for voting for me. I think this reflects the huge improvement I've made in the past couple of years. It has helped me a great deal to be playing in such a good atmosphere in the Third and Fourth Elevens recently. Hopefully I, and the club, can continue to improve in the future."

Meanwhile, Tom Milsom, who was voted the best fielder of the year reflected saying, "What can I say! I'm very surprised that I've won an award in such an outstanding group of players, and I am amazed to have been voted above players of that calibre. I can only thank everyone that voted for me, and promise to give them the money that I agreed to when I get back from Uni in the summer!!" Milsom continued, "Anyway, I hope that everyone is well. I'm looking forward to seeing the regular faces at the Christmas bash, including some of the younger players such as Matt Iles, Billy Frost, Martin Jones etc. No excuses you boys - it's all good fun. Take care all see you soon. Bring on next season and the silverware we deserve!"

Full details of the results are as follows:

MOST OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON
WINNER: James Chidgey
Picked up his 600th senior wicket for the club in the opening First Eleven game of the season against St. Mary Redcliffe. Also passed John Ireland’s record for most league wickets.
39%
RUNNER-UP: James Steven
Scored his maiden century with 105 for the Second Eleven against Patchway.
30%
THIRD PLACE: Richie Wilson
Despite a poor season with the bat, showed character by leading his Third Eleven side to third place in the ‘A’ Eleven League’s highest division.
12%
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE SEASON
WINNER: Gareth Rees
Doubled his career batting average with a series of aggressive batting displays including his maiden 50 for Third Eleven.
52%
RUNNER-UP: Tom Mason
A superb fielder who narrowly missed out on a first century by making a superb 95 in a mixed Third/Fourth Eleven end of season friendly against Bedminster. Already regarded as one of the club’s outstanding fielders.
24%
THIRD PLACE: Alex St. Jean Dick
Continued his impress his team mates with a steady improvements in all aspects of his game. Took over ten catches in all forms of senior cricket and made several crucial contributions with the bat.
12%
BEST NEWCOMER TO YMCA SENIOR CRICKET
WINNER: Matt Quaife
The exciting Gloucestershire CCC apprentice took seven wickets for Third Eleven in first senior season at YMCA including a Player of the Week performance. Arguably the most exciting prospect at Golden Hill.
41%
RUNNER-UP: Tom Sillitoe
The weight of expectation for Tom’s return in 2004 is matched only by his enormous size. The giant fast bowler Smashed 45* in 25 balls and also picked up 3/40 for the Third Eleven against Timsbury in a vital ‘top of the table’ clash on the last day of the season.
28%
THIRD PLACE: Kyle Bradley
An enthusiastic and dedicated spin bowler who contributed with plenty of runs and wickets for Second, Third and Midweek Elevens during his first season at Golden Hill.
19%
MOST OUTSTANDING FIELDER OF THE YEAR
WINNER: Tom Milsom
The best ‘arm’ at Golden Hill. Tom has matched his brilliant season with the bat by producing a consistently high level of fielding displays for the First Eleven.
42%
RUNNER-UP: Paul Davies
The Second and Third Eleven benefited from Paul’s outstanding contribution in the field. Despite dropping a crucial catch in cup semi-final bounced back to play a vital role in Second Eleven’s promotion challenge with runs and wickets.
18%
THIRD PLACE: Tom Mason
A natural athlete who took to cricket fielding instantly. Proved that last seasons superb fielding displays were not a one-off by producing a series of fine performances in the outfield.
18%
TUBE OF THE YEAR - IT'S A LANDSLIDE!!!
WINNER: Lord Chidgey of Golden Hill
The tracksuit wearing lorry driver made a total tube of himself in 2003 by introducing the phrase “you tube”, much to everyone’s annoyance. He posed for the All-time Greatest Eleven photo shot with Pete Colley’s hastily borrowed tie fastened on the wrong way round, and also admitted what we all knew to be true years ago - that he uses ‘Just For Men’ hair products. What a total TUBE!
91%
RUNNER-UP: Anthony Huszlicska
For having a ridiculous surname.
9%


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