Brigands Cricket Dinner 2022
It was an evening of appreciation and awards at the Bat and Ball after a memorable season of cricket.
Clive Barnett opened proceedings with descriptions of the beautiful game and the spirit of how it should be played.
Nick Harris made his last speech as Chairman of the Club before Bryan Burns, as President, presented awards to Neil Wood (bowling) and Dave Turner (batting). The Young Player of the Year was presented to Ed Hands and the Don Rock trophy for helping with the 250th Anniversary celebrations to David Henderson.
There was a special presentation of a Jack Russell print of Broadhalfpenny Down on behalf of the Committee to the outgoing Chairman, Nick Harris, for a decade of outstanding service and leadership.
Tankards were awarded to David Mann for scoring runs at the right time and Adam Jay for strengthening the Club's relationships with Fullers brewery, the local farmers, and the Hambledon village.
The evening, organised by Graham Inglis, featured a champagne raffle to raise money for the Preservation Trust. Andrea and the team at the Bat and ball were thanked for their support throughout the season, at the location where Richard Nyren, John Small, and Lumpy Stevens would have celebrated the joy of cricket 250 years before.