21st March 2018
Winners of the 2017 Awards are as follows:
2017 Players Player - James Shepherd
2017 Best Bowler - Noah Tobias
2017 Best Batsman - Noah Tobias
2017 Most Improved Player - Dave Norris
2017 White Shield (incredible contribution to the Club) - Keith Shephard
2017 Duck Award (Most Ducks) - Hugo Montague Whitlock
16th March 2018
Harberton Cricket Club recently held its annual Quiz and Auction Night. As ever it was kindly hosted by the Church House Inn which is in the heart of Harberton Village. Over previous seasons the Cricket Club has hosted this fundraiser in order to maintain the wide array of machinery that is needed to keep a cricket club running.
However, this year the decision was made by the committee to use this annual fundraiser to help raise funds for the Harberton Church Restoration Fund as its needs were deemed more pressing.
St Andrews Church in Harberton is a Grade 1 listed building built in the 13th Century and requires significant, urgent funds to make repairs to the clock and tower roof.
It is estimated that at least £70,000 will be required for work on the tower, which is suffering from considerable water ingress. This is causing damage including rot, and repairs are required to the fine set of Bells which date from 1762, which sadly, are currently silent. Restoration is also needed to the Clock made by Gillette and Johnson - of Big Ben fame!
Harberton Cricket Club is proudly a village club which is a huge part of the local community and there was a huge turnout for the Quiz which started the evening. With the quiz expertly hosted by Club Chairman Andrew Frankland the eventual winners, after a tense Tie Breaker were a team called “The Stable Geniuses” comprising of local residents Henry & Lorraine Osborne, Bruce Nicholl, Maggie Green, Richard Bond and Anton Fitzpatrick.
Following on from the Quiz there was the Auction which was enthusiastically conducted by President Chris Tregelles, who in his unique fashion roused up several bids from the eager villagers. Having received over 20 items in the auction every item was sold at its reserve price with several exceeding expectations.
The final task of the night was to calculate how much was raised, combining the entry fees to the Quiz night and the total of the auction the Grand Total raised was £1,450. Harberton Cricket Club, on behalf of the local community, would like to thank everyone that attended the evening and finally to the generosity of the Local Businesses in the community who kindly donated Prizes to the cause.
Attached is a picture of Club Chairman Andrew Frankland presenting the cheque for £1,450 to Alex Williams who accepted it on behalf of the Harberton Church Community Fund.
Harberton Cricket Club are always on the lookout for new players, so if you would like to play village cricket please contact the club, you will be given a friendly welcome!