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The 5th Semi-Annual PRTCC Online Awards 2016

These awards highlight the moments of the 2016 season which are not always recognised at the main ceremony,
with the prizes dedicated to the great and the good of Triangle's recent past.'s Five Players of the Year

The Phil Adams Memorial Player of the Year Award

Matt Randell

Matt was the only batsman to score over 1000 runs for the season, including 4 centuries, at an average of 41.60, and no bowler took more wickets (30 at 23.23).

Rich Samuel - Had his best ever season with the ball taking 24 wickets at 17.33, topping both the Saturday 2nds and Sunday XI bowling charts
Simon Proffitt - Played less than half a season, due to bench warming duties at Dorchester FC/Balti FC, but managed to score 325 runs at 36.11 and took 19 wickets at just 12.79
Tony Quayle - Scored just short of 300 runs for the Sunday XI, at an average of 36.75 and finally hit his first century
Olly Whisker - Accumulated 381 runs for the season, averaging 42.33, with 2 centuries.


The Ben Doidge Young (U21) Player of the Year Award

Matt Barrett

Finished another season with over 25 wickets, upping his pace, but his control and economy dipped towards the end of the campaign.

Joe Adkins - Joe secured the opening batting position for the Saturday 1sts with some promising performances, but will need to add more consistency next season to keep it.
Luke Strong - Stepped up well to Sunday Division 1, including taking 5 wickets against last year's champions Sherborne
Jack Marsh - A breakthrough year for Jack as an ever-present in the Saturday 2nds, taking a few wickets with some tidy bowling spells, even if he's not the most enthusiastic fielder Triangle has seen.

The Dana Milverton Veteran Player of the Year Award

Tony Quayle

Scored his first century at the grand age of 59, off just 109 balls, and steadily ground out runs throughout the year for the Sunday side.

Ray Emery - Scored 273 runs at an average of 31, with a top score of 111*
Simon Barrett - Recovered his batting form (see below) until his season was cut short by injury.
Gary Randell - Still picking up wickets for the Saturday 1sts, even if the knees are giving way in the field.
Andy Randell - Dragged out of retirement for a brief comeback (1 match), but returned figures of 3/38, including a wicket with his first ball.
David Males - Scored a fluent 46* in Triangle 2nds first win at Colehill, but was unable to commit to more than 3 games in 2016.

*New* The Jan Davey Has Been Award

Awarded to players long past their sell-by-date (according to Jan) who are still occupying a 1st team berth

Simon Barrett

Was batting well until his season stopped due to injury

Gareth Price - Curtailed his season to take to the links.
Gary Randell - Forced into early retirement due to injuries.

The John Baxter Memorial Most Improved Player of the Year Award

Simon Barrett

Came back with the bat following a poor 2015, scoring 273 runs at an average of 27.30, along with 7 wickets and a return of the aeroplane.

Rich Samuel - You have to go back a few years to find when Richie played a significant amount of games, and this year's haul of 24 wickets easily eclipses 2011's total of 17
John Walker - A brave move to promote John to Saturday 2nds opener, but it sort of paid off as he scored more runs this season than in the previous 4 combined.

The Jon Dixon Performance of the Year Award

Tony Quayle

Scored his first century (102*) at the age of 59, beating his previous best of 89*, with the second fifty coming from only 40 balls!

Matt Barrett - 6/20 vs Witchampton, sadly in a losing cause
Elliott Sawyer - 113 vs Blandford, his first weekend century
Luke Strong - 5/38 vs Sherborne, his first five-fer in a match when all other bowlers were helping Sherborne post 320
Olly Whisker - Back to back centuries for the Saturday 2nds: 104* vs Poole Town 4ths and 105* vs Marnhull 2nds
Callan Laws - 105* vs Stalbridge 2nds, his first weekend century

The Graham Elenor Memorial Captain of the Year Award

Rich Samuel

Stepped up to fill Jan Davey's shoes and almost led the side to the Division 6 title, until the were pipped on the final weekend by Marnhull 2nds (7 games, 4 wins, 57.14%)

Jan Davey - Saturday 2nd XI (2 games, 2 wins, 100%)
Simon Proffitt - Saturday 1st XI (1 game, 1 win, 100%)
Chris Theakstone - Sunday XI (1 game, 1 win, 100%)
Matt Randell - Saturday 1st XI (16 games, 7 wins, 43.75%)
Richard Stewkesbury - Sunday XI (9 games, 3 wins, 33.33%)

The Tony Quayle "Yes, No or Maybe" Run Out Award

Matt Randell

(Sunday XI vs Sherborne) - Take your pick from his successful run outs of both Simon Proffitt and Ryan Price.

Matt Barrett - (Saturday 1st XI vs Blandford) Top work by young Baz as he ran out his skipper on 97.
Chris Theakstone - (Saturday 1st XI vs Poole Town 2nds) With the side collapsing to their lowest ever total, Chris calls for a close 2nd run, leaving his batting partner little chance.
Tony Quayle - (Sunday XI vs Poole Town) The master showed he's still got it, turning down an easy single, but only when Rich Samuel had reached TQ's end and was standing next to him.

The Dave Blackman Slow Hand Clap Award

Tony Quayle

36 runs from 35 overs vs Broadstone

Ray Emery - 1 run from 24 balls vs St Georges
Simon Barrett - 8 runs from 35 balls vs Witchampton
Chris Theakstone - 10 runs from 48 balls vs Poole Town 2nds
Olly Whisker - 16 from 50 balls vs Poole Town 2nds
Matt Randell - 12 runs from 49 balls vs Poole Town 2nds
Simon Barrett - 22 runs from 97 balls vs Blandford

The Teddy Tremlin Memorial Economy Award

Simon Barrett

7-3-8-1 vs Broadstone (1.14 rpo)

Grant Lee
- 4.5-2-4-2 vs Bradford Abbas (0.83 rpo)
Tom Dalkins - 8.4-3-14-1 vs Witchampton (1.62 rpo)
Gary Randell - 9-3-15-4 vs Poole Town 2nds (1.67 rpo)
Simon Proffitt - 9-3-15-4 vs Stalbridge 2nds (1.67 rpo)
George Munro - 6-3-10-1 vs Bradford Abbas (1.67 rpo)

The John Ryan Economy Award

Richard Stewkesbury

Leaving it for his final home game before (another) retirement, he just missed out on perfection as Brendon King hit 5 sixes in a row, ending with 31 runs from 1 over.

Richard Stewkesbury - 2-0-39-0 vs Poole Town (19.50 rpo)
Tony Morris - 6-0-78-0 vs Dewlish (13.00 rpo)
Matt Barrett & Jon Cameron - 3-0-36-0 vs Poole Town (12.00 rpo, a combined effort defending a total of 32)
Ryan Price - 5-0-55-0 vs Cattistock (11.00 rpo)
John Walker - 2-0-21-0 vs Sherborne (10.50 rpo, a brave experiment, but opening the bowling with Doc failed)
Matt Barrett - 9-0-83-2 vs Blandford (9.22 rpo)

The Callan Laws Tail-End Bunny Award

10 ducks in a season is the benchmark (C D Laws 2013)

Rob Thornton

4 ducks from 5 innings

Tony Morris - 4 ducks (12 inns)
Luke Strong - 3 ducks (7 inns)
John Walker - 3 ducks (9 inns)
Jon Cameron - 3 ducks (12 inns)
Joe Adkins - 3 ducks (17 inns)

The Jan Davey Quote of the Year

"I told Steve Parish he should definitely sign Benteke"

Chris Theakstone on his unofficial role as transfer adviser to Crystal Palace

"Respect the game!", "Great Fortitude!", "Come on the dog of war!" - Some of the inspirational shouts from Corfe Mullen's scorer/head cheerleader.
"An epic tale of complete bullsh*t" - Matt Randell's description of TQ's great story of how a young man had stretched the laws of physics to hit a massive six, told to Matt during their brief partnership against St Georges. Read about it here...

"I wondered why he didn't respond to me calling him Micky all night" - Chris Theakstone on mistaking Liverpudlian comic John Bishop for Cockney comic Micky Flanagan at a Crystal Palace function

The Jon Cameron Fielding Award

Jon Cameron

A fine display at Poole Park, which saw him fail to step forward to a catch that fell 2 feet in front of him, then drop a dolly when he didn't have to move.

Rob Thornton - Inspired use of the shins throughout the season
John Walker - vs Wimborne & Colehill, at Reforne. Stood motionless by the stumps with the ball in his gloves as the opposition batsman walked slowly off, assuming he was run out. John eventually whipped off the bails.
Luke Strong - vs Dewlish. Dropped a regulation catch on the boundary, almost turning it into a six.
Callan Laws - Volunteered to field at first slip, but scarpered to the covers when the batsman edged one past his ear.

The W.G. Grace Award

aka The "They came to watch me bat, not you bowl" Award

Matt Randell

An incredible display of petulance at net practise, when he was clean bowled after facing a couple of deliveries and realised he had to stand by his own "when you're out, you're out" ruling.

Jon Cameron
- A sustained rant in Blandford's showers after he felt he should have been bowled more than 5 overs
Richard Stewkesbury - After announcing his retirement (again) at the start of the season and then several times throughout the year, his farewell tour culminated in a massive sulk in the Ciderfest marquee after the final Saturday 1st XI fixture.
Callan Laws - Refused to field after Simon Barrett replaced his tobacco with a crumbled up chocolate muffin


Action Shot of the Season (as printed in the Dorset Echo)

Elliott Sawyer hitting out

Runners Up:

Matt Randell Batting Matt Randell Batting