Cricketers in Victoria Road get together
IT may be winter outside but over the festive break the players of Macclesfield Cricket Club took the opportunity to look back on last summer and start thinking about next season.
The Victoria Road clubhouse was packed for the annual presentation evening, conducted smoothly by Barney Cutbill.
Reviewing last season Barney commented that the first team, on their return to the Cheshire Premier League, did well to consolidate their position but now need to kick on and start challenging for honours.
The second team under performed with too many games being lost in the last over but still maintained their place in the second XI top division.
The third team challenged for the league but never quite got up with the leaders, finishing a creditable third.
The success of the season was the reformed fourth team, a partnership with Langley CC, playing on a Sunday and finishing fifth in the league.
The Academy under the guidance of Stewart Garnett continues to strengthen, most age groups last season had to close the membership.
The stand-out moment was 15-year-old bowler Robbie Peal’s progression during the season from the thirds to the firsts and taking his first Premier league wicket.
At the other end of the age spectrum, the over 40s had their highest finish for some time as they came third in their league.
Player of the season awards went to Ian Tait (1s) Craig Melrose (2s) Haminder Matharu (3s) and Matt Waite (4s).
Looking forward to the summer, Junior nets have already commenced and the seniors start on February 7th.
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