It’s three trophies for Tom in great season

Badger Hill dinner at the Auctioneer. John Norman, Tom Gorringe, Rick Gorringe, Sirk Gorringe, Ben Oakland and Garry Nicholson
Badger Hill dinner at the Auctioneer. John Norman, Tom Gorringe, Rick Gorringe, Sirk Gorringe, Ben Oakland and Garry Nicholson

BADGER Hill star opening batsman Tom Gorringe picked up three awards after the club’s promotion winning campaign.

With more than 60 players, sponsors and guests in attendance the cricket club celebrated a successful season with a presentation night held at the Auctioneer Restaurant on Saturday.

The event got off to an entertaining start as first team captain Michael Roberts gave a resume of the season and this was then followed by the trophy presentations.

First team batting prize went to Tom Gorringe whose average was a staggering 127.18, which included a knock of 253 retired against Crossbank Meths and 220 not out away to Holmebridge.

The first team’s Player’s Player of the year also went to former Lightcliffe Cricket Club product Gorringe and he also picked up the catching prize with 11 catches.

The first team bowling prize went to Keith Wilson with 30 wickets at a cost of 8.23 runs.

The second team’s awards were dominated by evergreen Dean Swift, who picked up the batting prize averaging 35.40, bowling with 29 wickets at a cost of 7.55 runs and the Player’s Player of the year.

The catching prize went to Pete Hepworth with nine catches.

The clubman of the year award went to “jack of all trades” Steve Seymour.

This was followed by every player who had played at least two first team games being invited up to collect their Arrow Self Drive Huddersfield Central League Section C winners medal.

The presentation ended in club president Stephen Brierley presenting Michael Roberts with the Section C trophy.

The trophy presentation was followed by a hot buffet and an entertaining raffle, which was hosted by Dean Handley, one of the cricket club’s sponsors.

The night was rounded off with a disco and chat about an assault on Section B in 2012.