Yesterday (Saturday) saw the final act of the 2017 MSCC season with the annual players dinner and awards presentation. Jon O’Neill organised a wonderful evening. Play opened with a chicken liver pate, followed by a classic and well presented fish and chips, provided by Pollocks Event Catering and ending with a selection of cheeses and port. Conversation and drink flowed and all enjoyed themselves.
The award ceremony had a new twisted this year which saw trophies replaced with boundary flags, which can live in lawns/vases during the winter before returning to the boundary at Middleton Park for the new season, stirring up trepidation in the opposition (or at least something like that). The new awards seemed well received and their effect will be measured next year.
Again thanks to Jon for organising the whole evening, thanks to Simon Lee for organising the award ceremony, thanks to Tim House and Simon Pettit for the drinks contributions, and a especially thank you to the Davenports for covering the rest of the drinks.
So to the end of another thrilling MSCC season, the pavilion is closed down, cricket kit is back in the cupboard, back come Sundays with the family with (mostly) pleased partners, and planted are the seeds of aspirations for the 2018 season. See you next year!