Woodward celebrates his 50
LIFTING the league title and being your club’s leading wicket-taker was the perfect way for Martin Woodward to bring up his 50th season at Droitwich Spa.
Woodward joined the Worcestershire-based club in 1967 and still holds the record for the highest number of runs scored in a single season, 1,450, which he amassed in 1976.
His 50th campaign was also a fine one as he helped steer the second XI to the Worcestershire League Division Two title, taking 46 wickets in the process.
He said: “I’ve had some great times for Droitwich including winning the league this season and in Jane I’m fortunate to have had a very understanding wife for the past 46 years.”
Karl Goddard, Droitwich second XI captain, organised a tribute night in recognition of the club’s stalwart which was attended by players past and present to celebrate Woodward’s longevity.
“Woody is a real character both on and off the pitch as all of his teammates and probably a few of his opponents over the years will testify,” Goddard said.