The 2011 season

Having finished mid-table in the CCA Junior 3 league in 2010, we had hopes of maybe doing a bit better this year - but instead we spent most of the season in a desperate battle to avoid relegation. That we didn't finish in the bottom two of the league table can largely be put down to a late-season surge in which we finally started winning a few games, but a final record of winning just 5 of our 16 league fixtures was never going to impress. The basic problem was that we didn't score enough runs and didn't take enough wickets. A quick glance at the averages shows that runs were the biggest problem: only three batsmen - Nick Clarke (395 runs at 43.89), Andy Owen (295 runs at 22.69) and Rod Dennis (215 runs at 15.36) scored more than 200 runs for the season. Nick was thus the deserving winner of the batting award, although special mention ought to be made of Olly Rex, who smashed an exciting - and sometimes match-winning - 182 runs at 30.33 off just 145 balls. On the bowling front we were fatally unpenetrative: the only bowlers to take more than 10 wickets were Andy (21 wickets at 24.14), Daniel Mortlock (17 wickets at 23.35) and Himanshu Agrawal (13 wickets at 21.15), Himanshu thus winning the bowling award.