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2017

Colts Awards Evening: Friday 6th October 2017 held at the Glebelands Centre, Ferring.

The event was very well attended, with approx 110 people present, consisting of colts, parents and grandparents and adult club members.

Club Officers attending were; President: Alan Francis, Chairman: Rob Miller, Welfare Officers: Cameron Baldock, Lisa Dowldell. Colts' Section Manager and U11/12s Manager: Alex King, U10s Manager Mike Lewis, U15s Manager: Chris Adkin.

2017 Season Participation Medals were presented to every U10 Squad, U11/12 Squad and U15 Squad member.


U10 Batting Award

3rd place: Harry Lewis - 15 runs, 2nd place: Bed Sudds – 31 runs, Winner: Joe Searle – 36 Runs

U10 Bowling Award

3rd place: Casper Finch – 1 wicket with an Ave of 29 runs/wicket, 2nd place: Finley Nevill-Lane – 2 wickets with an Ave of 27.5 runs/wicket, Winner: Ben Sudds – 2 wickets with an Ave of 4 runs/wicket

U10 Fielding Award, Winner: Finley Nevill-Lane

U10 Manager Award, Winner: Nirran Suganthan

U11/12 Batting Award:, 3rd place: Henry Gibbs - 13 runs, 2nd place: Alfie Rixon – 19 runs, Winner: Ned Bishop – 66 Runs

U11/12 Bowling Award, 2nd place were 3 players all with an Ave 7.5 runs/wicket: Joseph Finch, Archie Finch & Henry Gibbs, Winner: Ned Bishop with an average of 5.4 runs/wicket

U11/12 Fielding Award, Winner: Luke Day

U11/12 Manager Award, Winner: Joseph Finch

Fantastic Performance Certificate for Wicket Keeping, Winner: Alfie Rixon

U15 Batting Award, 3rd place: Harron Suganthan, 2nd place: Andrew Mates, Winner: Josh Poynter

U15 Bowling Award, 3rd place: Andrew Mates – 1 wicket with an Ave of 40, 2nd place: Cameron House – 1 wickets with an Ave of 28, Winner: Ben Adkin – 3 wickets with an Ave of 10.33 runs/wicket

U15 Fielding Award, Winner: Harron Suganthan

U15 Manager Award, Winner: Andrew Mates

U10 Coaches' Award, Winner: Luke Awde

U11 Coach’s Award, Winner: Callaghan Stobart

U12 Coach’s Award, Winner: Jake Awde

U15 Coach’s Award, Winner: Ella Nevill


The Fundraising Adults we wish to acknowledge and thank are:
Mike Lewis, Lisa Dowdell, Martin Awde, James Smith, Rebecca Poynter, Tony Poynter, Claire Heron-Woods, Kathy McKenna, Rob and Sue Miller, Lee Bishop, Chris and Megan Adkin.

Appreciation Certificates for Fundraising:

Ben Adkin, Ned Bishop, Riley Tate, Andrew Mates, Samuel Mates, Harron Suganathan, Joshua Poynter, Olivia Poynter, Alex Howieson, Thomas Bell, Jake Awde, Luke Awde, Henry Gibbs, Harry Lewis, Oliver Heron-Woods, Harrison Heron-Woods, Luke Smith, Tyler McCreanney, Archie Finch, Casper Finch, Leo Finch, Jensen Denyer and Joseph Keegan.

In appreciation of her hard work, Flowers were presented to Lisa Dowdell.
Colts' Appreciation Award - awarded to Alex King.
Raffle prize: 2017 Sussex CCC Signed Bat Winner: Tony Poynter

Report written by Alex King.

Major fundraising efforts for the Colts section during April & May 2017 at ASDA and Sainsbury’s.

A massive thank you to everyone who took part in the bag packing fundraising at Asda on Saturday 13th May.

Starting at 10am the morning team sporting their club shirts took their places across 5 checkouts as well as by the entrance and exit area. After a well deserved lunchtime break the afternoon team continued the great work until 4pm.

Ably supported by parents and grand parents, siblings and club volunteers, the Colts did the club proud by their well mannered and smart appearance.

Special thanks goes to Lisa who did all the work organising the whole day.

Those giving up their time to make this event successful were:

Colts:
Ben Adkin, Ned Bishop, Riley Tate, Andrew Mates, Samuel Mates, Harron Suganathan, Joshua Poynter, Alex Howieson, Thomas Bell, Jake Awde, Luke Awde, Henry Gibbs.

Parents:
Lisa Dowdell, Martin Awde, Rebecca Poynter, Lee Bishop, Chris and Megan Adkin.

Grandparents:
Kathy McKenna, Tony Poynter.

Club volunteers:
Alex King, Rob Miller.

Report by : Alex King, Colts Section Manager

A massive thankyou to everyone who took part in the bag packing fundraising at Sainsburys on Sat 8th April 2017.

Starting at 10am the team sporting their club shirts took their places across 5 or 6 checkouts as well as by escalator area., After a well deserved lunchtime break the team continued the great work until 4pm.

Ably supported by parents and grand parents, siblings and club volunteers, the Colts did the club proud by their well mannered and smart appearance. Special thanks goes to Lisa who did all the work organising the whole day.

Those giving up their time to make this event so successful were:

Colts:
Andrew Mates, Samuel Mates, Harron Suganathan, Joshua Poynter, Harry Lewis, Oliver Heron-Woods, Harrison Heron-Woods, Alex Howieson, Thomas Bell, Jake Awde, Luke Awde, Henry Gibbs, Luke Smith, Tyler McCreanney, Archie Finch, Casper Finch, Leo Finch, Joseph Keegan, Jensen Denyer.

Parents:
Mike Lewis, Lisa Dowdell, Martin Awde, James Smith, Rebecca Poynter, Claire Heron-Woods.

Grandparents:
Kathy McKenna, Tony Poynter.

Club volunteers:
Alex King, Rob and Sue Miller.


Report by : Alex King, Colts Section Manager

2016

Picture of Lads and Dads game on Sat 17th Sept 2016 at Ferring CC ground.


Report from Rob Miller on the first FCC colts match vs Burpham Sat 22nd Aug 2015:

In hot sunshine Burpham batted first with the youngest players facing each other. In one over spells, Henry Gibbs and Oliver Heron-Woods opened the bowling for Ferring , followed by Archie Finch and Matty Smith.

The boys fielded enthusiastically with Oliver, Luke Day and captain,Harron Suganathan, taking good catches, and 3 run outs achieved. Josh Poynter bowled with good pace and Matty and Harran completed their overs without conceding a wide . Harvey Moore took 2 wickets, with a wicket each for Luke, Jake Awde, Joseph Keegan and Harran. During their innings we took 9 wickets, ( at minus 5 runs a wicket ) and they finished on 265 ( each side starting with 200 runs apiece ). Extras ( 2 runs for each wide/no ball ) contributed 52 to a young Burpham side's score ( something to work on ! )

Ferring openers Henry Gibbs and Samuel Mates started steadily, and with each pair batting two overs we gradually got closer to their score. Jake, Tyler McCreanney, Joseph , Harvey , Andrew Mates, Oliver and Harran all hitting boundaries.

With some good running between wickets we reached 265 with one over to go, having only lost 3 wickets.( - 15 runs ). Tyler and Joseph kept their cool to hit 7 off the last over without losing a wicket so FCC Colts won by 7 runs .

Well done boys ! Thanks to Ian Edwards ,Colin Oliver Redgate ,Tony Poynter and Carl Tupper for coming to the match, all the parents who turned out to support the boys in numbers, Lisa for organising the colts/parents so well for the day and the whole year, and Matt Reynolds for his season's coaching and match management.

Finally , thanks to Burpham Cricket Club for hosting the match and putting on food and drinks after the game.

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