Worcestershire Presentation 2008/09

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The Worcestershire Presentation of Leagues is held every year to bring together all the teams that have participated over the season and to celebrate the hard work and sweat whether win or lose. This year it was held at Barnt Green on the 3rd April, it was well supported with over 80 people representing a majority of the teams played in the four men’s division and one ladies division.

It was a good night to talk over a beer about all those wrong decisions that were made by yes us the greatest markers!!! It started off with a Balti of chicken and lamb, which was cooked by Banners Food, and our thanks go to them. Also thanks go to Norman Rosser president of Worcester squash and Zena Wooldridge chairperson of England squash and racket ball who also attended.

So after seconds and sometimes thirds (Keith Young) it was down to the presentations. First on the Board were our juniors, we have a vast amount of juniors of all ages and abilities from U11’s to U19’s both boys and girls, many of them attend the England squash Academy and play in the sanctioned events.

For a full list of junior awards please see our junior section of the web site, but the main junior award, which is the Brook Oldman Trophy, goes to Matt Jones for his hard work and dedication through out the season so well done Matt.

We also have a Captain/ Manager award this goes to the person who shows great enthusiasm in both coaching and running the junior teams this went to Paul Henegan, he runs the U17’s girls team. So onto the League and cup awards which are as follows:-

Winners Manor Park 1   Runners Up Stourport 1
Tom Elgood   Luke Rawlins
Ali Smith      Oliver Rawlins
Sam Elgood    Trevor Stevens
Lee Carson   Jason Smith
Antony Gillgrass    Andy Connolly
    Matt Pugh
Winners Hereford 1   Runners Up Stratford 1
Ian Thorneywell   Steve Hains
Rob Reid    Paul Matty
Tom Burton   Brian Weekman
Dave Witts    Bill Briton
Dave Thompson    Dan Barnard
Steve Hill    Simon Kemp
Jack Bishop    
Winners Manor Park 2   Runners Up Barnt Green 2
Neeray Prassad    Ian Sherwin
Nick Tamblyn    Rob Garvin
Jack Young    Nigel Cadbury
Will Vanston   Dave Murray
Dan Oakley     John Cartwright
Winners Barnt Green 3       Runners Up Stourbridge 4
Dawn Ashford     Derrick Liddington
Tim Aspey   Dave Pearce
Joe Buck   Matt Jones
Andy Scarle   Jack Eden
Len Granger    Chris Raybold
    Richard Carter
    Duncan Haywood
    Matt Hutchinson
    Phil Marshall
    Jack Lubke
Winners Barnt Green   Runners Up Malvern
Lyndesay Neales    Andy Wright
Dawn Ashford     Liz Barr
Bett Dryhurst    Sue Hargreaves
Kerry Pottinger    Chris Wall
Linda Garvin   Lorraine Wilde
Charlotte Yeardsley     
Winners Stourport 1   Runners Up Manor Park 1
Winners Manor Park 2   Runners Up  Dave Lloyd
Winners Barnt Green    Runners Up  Malvern

Now the silver ware has been handed over for another year it was time to wind down the evening and present the raffle prices. Its was pleasing to see that we raised over £117.00 which  will be sending to Leukaemia Research in the memory of Paul Harrodine who we sadly lost earlier this year. In the past he had been a good supporter of junior squash and senior events in Worcestershire.

So to finish we like to thank Bett Dryhurst for the tremendous work that she has put into organising the evening, and also to the League Committee which includes Bett Dryhurst, Andy Wright, Clive Simmons for their work through out the season and let us not forget with out them there would be no Worcester League squash, and now its time to get training for the next season which starts in September 2009.