Farley cricketers enjoyed a very special guest at their recent annual awards dinner, with winners announced by England fast bowler Mark Wood.
The paceman is currently playing in the T20 World Cup in Australia, so couldn’t make it to Salisbury’s Ox Row Inn in person. But with the assistance of Farley player and England physio Craig De Weymarn, Wood recorded a series of videos – laced with a touch of his trademark humour.
First team captain Marc Burton was on the receiving end, as he picked up the bowling award, with Wood pointing out that as skipper he “gets to bowl at all the best times”.
De Weymarn himself announced the clubman of the year award, in a video filmed at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
There were also video appearances from Farley players currently around the globe, as well as bouquets for scorers Jakki Knight and Emily Burrows.
Club president Gwyn Blenkinsop was master of ceremonies, and thanked all participants for their contributions to a memorable evening.
1st XI Batting Award – Archie Ayling
1st XI Bowling Award – Marc Burton
1st XI Captain’s Player of the Year – Rob Loader
2nd XI Batting Award – Harry Jenkins
2nd XI Bowling Award – Jake Hand
2nd XI Captain’s Player of the Year – Rob Feeney
Clubman of the Year – Craig Burrows
After a solid season on the pitch, the club is looking ahead to next year, with plans to expand the junior section and introduce women’s softball. Farley has also secured a new sponsor, East Brothers Timber Ltd of West Dean.