Callum Taylor and Alfie Cooper pick up annual awards


Further awards given at the 2020 annual Swardeston CC awards dinner at Brasted’s Restaurant were as follows.

Players of the year were also honoured, see separate report.

The trophy for the most outstanding performance of the year was awarded to Callum Taylor for his fantastic bowling display in the final of the national Vitality T20 at Derbyshire CCC.

Callum recorded fogures of 4-0-18-5 with a superb spell of fast bowling. Swardeston batted first in the final making 178-7, with Callum hitting 22 from 9 balls.

But in reply he Callum ensured Toft CC fell well short of the Swardeston total. In his first spell he claimed two wicket and returned to bowl final 2 over from one, clean bowling thee Toft batsmen as they were all out for 157 in the final over.

Club captain Peter Thomas said the season had brought many candidates for the award but he felt Callum’s devastating spell was the outright winner for 2019.

Alfie Cooper was the winner of the Neville Herathge Trophy for the outstanding youth player of the year.

Peter Thomas said that Alfie had begun the year playing in the second XI but had finished it by walking at at Lord’s to bat at four in the Royal London Nation Club Championship final.

A product of the Swardeston youth system, in that game Alfie went on to top score for the team, making 61 from 66 balls.

John Betts Cup – Outstanding performance of the year: Callum Taylor

Neville Herathge Trophy – Most outstanding youth player: Alfie Cooper

The evening was got underway by George Walker who ran a ‘novel’ heads and tails featuring facts and figures from the club’s 2019 statistics. The first prize was won by Stephen Gray.


Club captain Peter Thomas presents Callum Taylor with the John Betts Cup for the most outstanding performance of the year.


Alfie Cooper receives the Neville Herathge Trophy from club captain Peter Thomas.


Leave A Reply