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Ken Block Trophy
The Superstars gathered on 9th November 2012 to celebrate what had been a fine season in the rare occasions the rain allowed us onto the pitch. Steve Meyler started the formalities which a presentation that shows why we all find him such a powerful and inspirational force in the club. If you wish to see the presentation (without the video) just click on the picture of Steve, to watch the video click on the image on the right (please note that file is huge so may take a lot of time to download)-
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The presentation included a nod to retiring Hall of Famer Mike Taylor. After the buffet was decimated and the free bar was but a pleasing memory the awards were presented with our hosts and comperes, Chairman Steve Meyler joined by Captain Barry Gigg. The usual long list of awards were presented, reflecting the good, the bad and the ugly of the Superstars' 2012 season. The winners of the trophies were-
Player of the Year
Vijay Anand
Batsman of the Year
Vijay Anand
Bowler of the Year
Michael Duggan
Player of the Tour
Phil McBarron (for 2007)
Vijay Player of the Year Michael D Batsman of the Year Vijay Batsman of the Year Phil Tourist of a previous Year
Equally fought over were the certificate awards, the pride of many a fridge or pinboard over the next year. The delighted winners (or in some cases should that be losers) of these awards were-
Players' batsman of the Year
ADAM SPENCER (close: Vijay, Matt C, Paul)
Players' bowler of the Year
MICHAEL DUGGAN (close: Harish, Sandeep)
Fielder of the Year
MIKE TAYLOR (close: Jim, Jeremy)
All Rounder of the Year
VIJAY ANAND (close: Merv, Jeremy, Paul G's waistline)
Improver of the Year
MATT CONWAY for 2nd half of year (close: Jamie as a keeper, Mike D, Simon D)
Most Regressed Player of the Year
THE WEATHER (close: Matt C in first half of year)
Veteran of the Year
BARRY GIGG (close: Steve M performed on tour like a man a 3rd of his age)
Newcomer of the Year
VIJAY ANAND (close: Alok, James N)
Catch of the Season
MIKE TAYLOR at Dartford & Legal (close: Jim, Steve M)
Drop catch of the Season
MICHAEL DUGGAN v BoE (close: Sandeep v Dodgers)
Player most likely to catch a skier
MIKE TAYLOR (close: Paul G if he doesn't have to move, Scott, Jeremy)
Player least likely to catch a skier
PAUL GAUGHT if he has to move (close: Mike D, Roy, Simon D, James N)
Biggest Poser in the Field
SANDEEP of course (close: Matt C, Gundry, Noman)
Best Umpire
RHYS AND STEVE MEYLER (close: Barry, Mike T, Merv, Matt C)
Worst Umpire
ROY VARGHESE (close: Pav from KAI)
Average Protection
MIKE TAYLOR (close: Gaught, Walker)
Most Likely to Run you out
BARRY GIGG, of course (close: Vijay, Mike T)
Run Out of the Year
Chiswick bar running out early
Injury of the Year
STEVE MEYLER'S hangover on tour
Worst Excuse for missing a match
STEVE MEYLER on tour (close: Handball)
Most missed former player
MIKE TAYLOR already (close: Ken, Ian M, Barry, Chris P, Mike K)
Funniest Moment
LAST BALL V DODGERS (close: Paul's wandering box, Steve on tour, Scott batting in the dark v Dodgers)
Best Team Performance of the Year
Beating Bank of England (close: Souperstars at Sports Day)
Worst Team Performance of the Year
v DCMS (close: Barry's walk at Hambledon, Superstars at Sports Day)
Best Individual Performance of the Year
ERROL & VIJAY v Bank (close: KENNY at Sports Day, not losing to Hambledon)
Favourite Opponents
DODGERS (close: Green Sox, NJ - as he played for most teams)
Despite all the awards already presented the highlight of the evening for all present was the presentation of the Ken Block Trophy, after our 2-0 series victory over Dodgers. Phil McBarron kindly attended (the free beer might have helped!) to present the trophy to Mike Taylor, to cheers from those gathered. Drinking then continued into the night, so i'm told anyway as my memory of the later hours is rather hazy!
Ken Block Trophy celebrations
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