On Saturday the Hill lounge hosted its Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening. The night as ever was a great success, an opportunity to catch up with fellow players and members, whilst enjoying excellent food (provided by Shaun Mussett Catering) and great enterntainment from our speakers.
The entertainment started in the form of speeches from various Hill Captains and Coaches, Kyle Coetzer (1st XI), Andy Dawson (2nd XI), Matty Reeves (3rd XI West Tyne) and Barry Pearson (3rd XI NEPL) who covered the season for their respective teams and awarded their player of the year trophies, winners were :
1st XI - Peter Halliday
2nd XI - Joe Kilpatrick
3rd XI - Jeff Mason
This was then followed by speeches from Adam Heather (toasting Benwell Hill), Keith Shaw (toasting cricket and all manner of things) and special guest Lord Mayor David Cook (aka Cookie from Benwell CC) presenting the special awards for the season, winners were :
Rex Allen Trophy - Peter Halliday
Liddell Trophy - Chris Pounder
Walker and Hall Trophy - Benwell Hill 2nd XI
Charlie Saunders 1st XI Bowling Award - Luke Mussett
Best Newcomer - Callum Harding
Lippa Trophy - Joe Kilpatrick
Hat trick trophies awarded to Haroon Malik, Zain Ullah, Jeff Mason
Here are some of the award winners from the night, for a look at all the photos from the night go to Martin Avery Photography - thanks Martin, clearly the camera does lie, based on the quality of the photos.