Jack Veale lands Govier Cup at Topsham St James CC

PUBLISHED: 14:51 19 September 2016 | UPDATED: 14:52 19 September 2016

Jack Veale receiving the Govier Cup for the Colt of the Season from Topsham St James CC patron Percy Govier.

Jack Veale receiving the Govier Cup for the Colt of the Season from Topsham St James CC patron Percy Govier.


During the past week Topsham St James Cricket Club have held two very successful Presentation Evenings.

The first saw 100 juniors from the ages of seven to 14, gather at the club’s Bonfire Field home for an afternoon of celebration.

The barbecue was sizzling and there was fun to be had inside, and outside, the clubhouse.

There was also an Under-12 softball match between the Saints team and a parents side. This was a contest enjoyed by one and all - even if the boys were slightly shocked to be beaten!!

All the coaches gave resumes of their squad’s season and there were representational medals for all the boys and girls who had played for the club.

The main award, the Topsham St James Colt of the Year honour, the Govier Cup, was presented to Jack Veale.

In terms of the age group teams, in the Under-14s the honours went to Alex Rowe (batting), Jasper Rockey (bowling) and Jack Puddiphat (coaches award).

The Under-13 honours went to; Jack Veale (batting), Abhijit Bhaskaran (bowling) and Oliver Isard (coaches award). Benedict Steele-Flood (batting), Rhys Norman (bowling) and William Kember (coaches) bagged the The Under-10/11 honours went to; Tom Russell (batting), Billy Knightley (bowling) and there were two coaches awards with the Under-10 coach award won by Jeremy Tojy and the Under-11 coach award by Charlie Ferraro.

The girls’ awards went to; Jessica Denton (batting), Ellen Day (bowling) and Molly Dart (coaches).

The second club presentation ceremony was an evening event at the Malthouse of the Glove in Topsham following an excellent buffet meal, club chairman Charlie Penn thanked all the captains, committee members and others for their hard work during the year.

The awards were then presented and the Brewer Cup, awarded to the 1st XI Player of the Year, went to Ross Treleaven, The Harold Lewis Cup (batting) Mark Phillips, the ‘Innings of the season’ award, to Ed Baxter, the Evans Cup (top bowler) to Edd Kirby and the best individual bowling performance of the season award went to Ross Treleaven.

The 2nd Xi awards were presented to Dom Collins (Player of the season), Neil Argyle (batting), Usman Sheikh (bowling) and an award was presented to Daniel Armstrong for his 114 innings in the June league meeting with Feniton.

The James Harding Memorial Cup, presented to the South Devon League player of the season, went to Aiden Pring.

The ladies team awards went to Hannah Clark (batting), Maddy Ross (bowling) and Molly Dart received the ladies’ teams’ player of the year honour.

Last, but certainly not least, the President’s Cup was presented to Richard Warren and the Clubman Cup to George Devereux.

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