On Friday 1st February we held the annual Pennants Presentation dinner in the clubhouse. Two of our most distinguished Life Members, Joan Frost and Jack Evans, were the guests of honour and also presented the awards and prizes. A delicious meal was provided by The Bluewater Grill, the quality being superb as usual.
The first presentations went to the Juniors with the Player of the Year award being given to both Amy Squires and Jack Lawson as they could not be separated by the judges.
The men’s pennant Player of the Year award for A Grade went to Will Semmens, who took time out from the kitchen to receive his award. The B Grade pennant Player of the Year award was Brett Allman and the C Grade pennant Player of the Year award was Ray Carruthers. Harry Cleare, Niel Bowling and Will Semmens were also presented with their awards for their placings in the District Championships last November. Ray Carruthers had already received his award for winning the District C Grade Championship. The Masters Pennants Player of the Year award went to Graham Allen. Peter Murray not only won the Super Seniors Pennants Player of the Year award but also the Club’s Men’s Pennant Player of the Year.
The general feeling was that in 2018, we unfortunately lost a few critical matches by very small margins and it was often a case of what might have been. Nevertheless, confidence is high for 2019 and all the men’s teams look forward to going one step further this year. On behalf of the club I want to thank all the players and especially the hardworking team managers, Chris Mawson for the Juniors, plus Mike Harris, Alan Daubaras and Gary Troon and wish them all the best for 2019. We also want to thank Capture Imaging for their very generous sponsorship of some of the prizes.
An enjoyable evening was had by all on Friday 1st Feb.
The following Ladies were the recipients of the team player of the year for each of the 5 teams..
Nemo's - Janelle Tolhurst
Dolphins - Barbara Frost
The Overall Female Pennant Player for the 2018 Pennant Season was Heather Atkins.
A BIG congratulations to Heather.
2019 is shaping up nicely for the ladies pennants, with the scratch pennants starting in March and the weekend handicap pennants commencing in June.
All the best to all the ladies participating this year and best of luck to all players.