Hawick and Wilton Prize Night & Dinner
Hawick and Wilton brought the 2011 season to a close with their annual prize night & dinner at Buccleugh Park clubrooms.
Doug Welsh welcomed guests,players and partners to another entertaining night which was attended by 66 people,After a excellent meal provided by Lindsay Grieve. Doug introduced Andrew Jonston to speak and he went on to talk about our u13s who finished 3rd in league and went on to win ko cup but highlighted semi final when we beat Gala for first time in any competition at that level,then went onto present them with ko cup and medals for all squad.
First of presentations of night Doug asked Allan Moffat to announce winners,Allan then had special presentation for Mully Bannerman who took a hat-trick in final of u13s against Biggar/Peebles
Junior batsman of year went to Ronan Alexander and Senior batsman went to Allan Moffat
Doug then introduced Declan Solley who went on to give a speech about 2nd X1 fortunes although didnt win many games gave a good account of season,good effort from dec,next 2 presentations were Junior bowler which went to Greg Johnston and Senior Bowler to Greg Baillie
Doug Welsh then went on to say few words in general including a speech about gala pie then went on to announce our first guest speaker Johnny Common who kindly came in at short notice to give a good and witty speech with a few jokes,next 2 awards were Junior Players Player of year Ronan Alexander and Senior Players player went to Allan Moffat
Doug then went on to announce our main guest speaker Gary Alexander,who went on to give a bit history of Hawick and Wilton during his early days of playing and then through the years and proudly talking about being able to be in side with 2 dads and sons playing in same team this season,also talked about juniors as well.
Next up were caps awarded to 2 players making their 1st debuts this season Doug Bryant and Andrew Parr
Duck cup this year was closly contested this year but winner was Greg Baillie
Most improved player of the year went to Evan Alexander
Addie Grierson award went to Andrew Johnston for all hard work around club with juniors
Colin Campbell was then given a pen for his service to club and scoring and Doug finished of evening
Hawick and Wilton Prize Night & Dinner 2010
Hawick and Wilton brought down the curtain in some style on our 150th season at Buccleuch Park, and held their annual dinner on Saturday 25th September.
Doug Welsh welcomed the crowd of players, wags, family and friends numbering around 60, and introduced the speakers for the night.
After an excellent grace and meal supplied by Lindsay Grieve (Butcher), the first speech was made by Ken Reilly - who spoke on coaching and his views on cricket in general and certain cricketers in particular!!!! Ken (who was representing our sponsor Johnstons of Elgin) then presented our new 1st XI Caps to all the players who had played this season-it was good to see 16 of the 19 players in attendance.
Allan Moffat (Capt) Ken Reilly Craig Macdougall (Vice Capt)
The next speaker was Bruce Hughes, who entertained the crowd with the links between football and cricket and sport in general including his brief cricketing exploits which included being beaten by a team of 10 year olds!! And he went on to speak of the importance of coaching and supporting clubs in the community. Declan for one will not forget the speech quickly!!
Our final speaker was Stuart McKay, secretary of the Border League and Melrose CC. fame. Stuart spoke informatively on the pressures faced by local clubs and the league going forward, and the vital role of a hard working committee and club members who keep all our clubs going. He noted the importance of youth development and keeping fresh blood moving through the club set ups and encouraged all in attendance to do what they can to be more involved in club life and organisation.
The yearly Cups and prizes were awarded throughout the night and photos with winners names can be seen below.
Players Player B. Hartop
Batsman of the Year P. Mactaggart
Bowler of the Year N. Storey
Addy Grierson Award D. Welsh (For outstanding service to H&WCC)
Most improved Player L. Nichol
Fantasy Cricket Winner C. Macdougall
Jnr Players player R. Alexander
Jnr Batsman P. Solley
Jnr Bowler R. Johnston
Look at Doug's face - do you think he is happy to get rid of it???
Other Photgraphs from Dinner