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Sadgrove named top Hinton man

By Bath Chronicle  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

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Julian Sadgrove claimed the player of the year accolade when Hinton Charterhouse staged their annual dinner at the village's Rose & Crown Inn.

Sadgrove led the Saturday 2nd XI to promotion from Division 6 of the Surridge Wiltshire League in his first year as captain, scoring 101 not out against Box 2nds and a number of half-centuries.

The youth player of the year award went to James Jacobs, who has developed into an economical medium-pace bowler and useful batsman since skippering the unbeaten under-11s six years ago.

Liam Reithofer-Taylor, 16, delivered the season's outstanding performance. The 2nd XI's top wicket-taker claimed 5-16 from his ten overs to help Hinton bowl Beanacre & Melksham out for 82, wrapping up a 77-run triumph.

Other notable displays came from Chris Andrews (6-35 for the 2nd XI against Goatacre 3rd XI), David Bowden, (5-24 for the 1st XI against Beanacre & Melksham) and John Newport (5-28 for the 1st XI against Box).

Hinton's guest speaker was Bath cricket writer and publisher Stephen Chalke, whose reminisces were followed by the reflections of chairman of cricket Richard Newport on an improved 2012 season.

The 1st XI, captained by Julian Harvey, finished fourth in Wiltshire League Division 1 and, for the first time in six seasons, ended the term with more wins than losses.

Peter Borton, the captain of the successful Prior Park College team that recently lifted the Grierson Trophy, also turned out for the 1st XI during the summer and is currently playing in Namibia after flying to Windhoek in September.

The club's team of the year, however, was the Midweek XI. Under the joint captaincy of Steve Palmer and Ed Borton, they won 13 matches and lost four.

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