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Derbyshire Women and Girls Presentation Evening 2017

Derbyshire Women and Girls Presentation Evening 2017

Over 160 people attended The Derbyshire Women and Girls Presentation Evening on Friday 26th October in the 3aaa County Ground Pavilion Lounge.

rachel hopkins

Gareth Marshall opened the event by welcoming everyone, highlighting the format of the evening and also advising that the awards would be presented by the following Senior Players:

Bowling Awards to be presented by Alice Dyson (Derbyshire Women and Lancashire Thunder)

Batting Awards to be presented by Sarah Glenn (Derbyshire Women and Loughborough Lightening)

Player of the Year Awards to be presented by Charlotte Horton (Captain, Derbyshire Women)

Each Age Group Manager, in turn, gave a brief resume of their season, including some of their highlights and then went on to announce the winners who were then presented with their awards, speakers and winners were as follows:

Sonja Ljubojevic U11 Manager

Bowling Award - Harriett Parkin

Batting Award - Jess Smithurst

Player of the Year - Izzy Sheridan

jess smithurst

Rachel Hopkins - U13 Manager

Bowling Award - Eden Collier

Batting Award - Victoria Billington

Player of the Year - Sophia Humphreys

Dave Moore - U15 Manager

Bowling Award - Molly Dytham

Batting Award - Lucy Yates

Player of the Year - Julia Draycott

lucy yates

Dave Moore - U17 Manager

Bowling Award - Olivia Fletcher

Batting Award - Bess Heath

Player's of the Year - Sophie Hoyes and Danielle Hoyland (joint winners)

The Senior Women awards were then presented after a brief overview of their season from Charlotte Horton.

bess heath

Charlotte Horton - Senior Women Captain

Bowling Award - Amy Lacey

Batting Award - Bess Heath

Special Achievement Award - Sarah Glenn

After a brief interlude it was then time for the emotional part of the evening with presentations being made to two Senior Players who had now played their final games for the County.

First up was Charlotte Horton, who had decided to retire from cricket after an illustrious County career. Rachel Hopkins stood up to talk about Charlotte's career, including her impressive batting figures, before she presented her with some gifts. Everyone wishes Charlotte the best in her retirement.

Then it was time for Rachel Hopkins, who after playing for Derbyshire since the age of 12, and also working for the Cricket Board for the last 2 years had decided to move onto pastures new up in the North East. Dave Moore made a short speech, detailing Rachel's impressive County statistics, before Gareth Marshall presented her with some gifts. Then finally the U17 Girls Squad, who Rachel had coached and mentored, came to the stage to present her with further gifts, including a signed card from the one and only "Jonny Bairstow". We all wish Rachel the best for her new life up in Durham.

A great evening with lots of laughter, and some tears, was a perfect way to celebrate another great season for Women and Girls Cricket in Derbyshire.

the room

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