Presentation Evening at BACC
BACC held their presentation night recently in front of a full house at ‘The Pavilion.’ It proved to be a very enjoyable and social occasion with many old. friends, familiar faces attending the evening alongside the current players and committee members. After everyone had enjoyed visiting the fantastic pizza van set up outside of the function room the presentation began in earnest.
Club Treasurer, Jacob Dinger welcomed everyone to the evening before club legend, Paul Furby gave his review of the very difficult season that was. As always, there were kind and sincere words of thanks from Furb to the volunteers of the club, who again have worked tirelessly throughout the summer to ensure cricket could be played. There were congratulations for the upcoming award winners and to Nathan Rimmington for a stellar first season with the club. After welcoming back Matthew Cowling and his family after 8 years away, and Steve Chapman into his new role as Director of Coaching, Furb spoke beautifully in acknowledging the recent passing of long serving club members Bob Edgar and George Waters, and then of his close friend John Hudspeth, who sadly passed last year having spent the past 8 years as club Treasurer.
The affable Stu Hill presented the kids in attendance, with medals for their hard work across our All Stars and Dynamos programs. There is already work underway to ensure our junior program is rejuvenated in 2022. We thank Stu, John Halliday & Paul Stones for their efforts during the year with our younger members.
The main awards were presented after the juniors. The very excellent Nathan Rimmington won the first team batting and bowling awards, after a standout first season for the club. He amassed 425 league runs to compliment an impressive 53 league wickets, the most by any bowler in the league.
Jacob Dinger’s 495 runs saw him win the 2XI Batting Award and young gun David Robinson took out the 2XI Bowling Award.
The evening was concluded with a memorabilia auction and what seemed like a 100-prize raffle, but not before Steve Chapman spoke about returning to the club he played for, for 10 years throughout the 90’s and the work which is scheduled to take place over the winter months.
By the end of the presentation night there had been much happy conversation in the room. Despite the sometimes-disappointing moments of the 2021 season, there was much optimism, amongst what remains a very tight nit group of players looking ahead to 2022. Sincere belief that the future is bright for the club.
Batting: Nathan Rimmington
425 runs @38.64
3x 50’s HS:70*
Bowling: Nathan Rimmington
53 wickets @ 13.38 BBI: 6/24
Batting: Jacob Dinger
495 Runs @ 61.88
4 x 50’s 1x 100’s HS: 158*
Bowling: David Robinson
12 wickets @24.33 BBI: 3/25