When the leaves start to fall and we start collecting the firewood (that we said we would cut all summer), there is a need to have the Cricket Presentation so we can watch footy and get fatter. Well, the Bungendore Royals have had their presentation, so the only thing to do right now is get fat and watch the footy!
We didn’t have a bad year. We came second in the final of the VB Cup to Braidwood. We smashed Captains Flat both home and away, played some decent cricket – played some not so decent cricket, improved a lot and had a lot of fun. We hope the fun was also experienced by those watching the games and those reading the match reports.
Sport in a village like Bungendore relies on the support of its volunteers. We couldn’t play if it wasn’t for people giving up their own time to ensure that everything was OK for us. Tash, Mark, George and Lara: Joss, Tandy and Stacey; Paul, Gerry, Dave and Hoba; – thank you!
Paul Opray was well deserved to get the Bungendore Royals Best Batsman. He averaged 62 runs, scored a total of 186 runs off 7 innings , played some fantastic shots and was someone we could count on every week!
Stuart Baine bowled with class all season and was a standout to be awarded the Best Bowler. He bowled 42 overs for the season at 10 for 187. His strike rate was 0.45 which was amazing considering he predominately bowled to the oppositions best batsman and was often unplayable.
Paul Opray was awarded the Captians Award for 2015/2016. He was given the trophy because of his fantastic support to the Captain Hoba, his great batting and bowling all season and his ‘can do’ attitude to selling raffle tickets, setting up the field, getting kit, winning matches etc. People like Paul make a cricket team!
The Most Memorable Moment is an award that defines a season. In the past few years, nobody remembers whether we won or lost, but everyone remembers Mark streaking at the ECG, Shaken getting his shirt off and Joss’ reaction, Daves winning runs against Captains Flat in the last over, Hoba running out Shaken, Gerry’s lost ball or Darcy’s alcohol consumption at a home game.
In 2015/2016, the Most Memerable Moment must go to Paul and Scratcher. At the VB Cup Final – late in the night – at the end of the front bar – Scratcher had his shirts off – Paul had his trousers off – and they we watching the TV like everything was normal. Weird, but so not!!
The pinincle of the season must be the trophy voted on by each and every cricketer; The Cricketers Cricketer. The award goes to the person who most people would like along side them in the trenches, the person who has made the season special or the person who just deserves recognition. This years award was given to ………………………….
Thanks to everyone who watched some of our games, bought a raffle ticket in our Sunday meat raffles or helped us along the season. We had fun; hope you did too!