Summary of the Season:
The 2022 season in Division One showcased thrilling cricket performances, with each team and player putting in their best efforts. Let’s delve into the key highlights of the season:
The top teams in Division One were South Nutfield CC – 1st XI and Capel CC, Surrey – 1st XI. South Nutfield CC emerged as the frontrunners, dominating the competition with an exceptional record of 14 wins out of 16 matches, boasting an outstanding win percentage of 87.5%. Capel CC, Surrey – 1st XI, followed closely behind with 13 victories out of 16 matches, earning an impressive win percentage of 81.25%.
The season witnessed remarkable bowling performances from several players. Jack Taylor showcased exceptional skills, taking an astounding 31 wickets at an impressive average of 15.19. Harry Margetts and Oliver Margetts also contributed significantly with 25 and 21 wickets, respectively, displaying their talent as key bowlers for their respective teams.
The batsmen also made a significant impact on the season, with some outstanding performances. Ashley Smith emerged as the leading run-scorer, amassing an incredible 657 runs with two centuries and three fifties, finishing the season with a remarkable average of 65.7. He proved to be the backbone of his team’s batting lineup.
Fielding and Wicket-Keeping Prowess:
In the fielding department, Bradley Berrill stood out, securing an impressive total of 16 catches as a wicket-keeper, showing immense skill and precision behind the stumps. Harry Margetts and Jack Taylor showcased their versatility, taking 10 and 8 catches in the field, respectively, adding significant value to their teams’ fielding efforts.
The season was highly competitive, with several close encounters and nail-biting finishes. Players like Rudy Jaques, Charlie Atkinson, and Jonty Margetts displayed consistent performances, contributing significantly to their teams’ success.
Fair Play and Sportsmanship:
The 2022 season was marked by fair play and sportsmanship, with players showcasing respect for the game and their opponents. The spirit of cricket was evident throughout the season, enhancing the overall experience for players and fans alike.
Overall, the 2022 season in Division One was a thrilling display of cricketing talent, with outstanding performances from both bowlers and batsmen. The competitiveness and sportsmanship on display made it a memorable season for players and fans, setting the stage for an even more exciting future in the world of cricket.
Written by: David Jaques