Mark Thomas wins performance of the year for one man assault


The trophy for the most outstanding performance of the year was awarded to Mark Thomas for his 4-33 and 99 against Horsford in the East Anglian Premier League.

Thomas’ 99, batting at 9, came from just 79 balls and was a one man assault against the Horsford attack, having arrived at the crease with the scoreboard reading 83-7. His innings included 14 fours and 3 sixes.

Mark Thomas, Performance of the season

Mark Thomas receives the John Betts Cup for outstanding performance of the year from club captain Peter Thomas

Ben Shearing was named the Sunday team player of the year after hitting an important 65 in the last game of the season at home against Anglians – a game which ensured the league title returned to Swardeston. He also hit a brutal 101 not out against Norwich earlier in the season – his first century in senior cricket.

Ben Shearing, Sunday player of the season

Ben Shearing receives Sunday XI player of the year from captain Ben Hogg

Callum Taylor was the winner of the Neville Herathge Trophy for the outstanding youth player of the year. Callum, 15, scored a fine 60 on his East Anglian Premier League debut, and followed this up with a number of impressive performances over the course of the season.

He also represented London & East in last summer’s Bunbury Festival, and more recently, secured a contract at Essex as part of their Academy set up.

Callum Taylor, young player of the season

Callum Taylor receives the Neville Herathge Trophy for most outstanding youth player from club captain Peter Thomas

John Betts Cup – Outstanding performance of the year: Mark Thomas
Peter Thomas Trophy – Sunday XI player of the year: Ben Shearing
Neville Herathge Trophy – Most outstanding youth player: Callum Taylor


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