LYDNEY Cricket Club’s annual end-of-season dinner and awards evening was attended by players, their relatives and club members as the club looked back on the 2016 season.

Despite a disappointing season for the first team, there were plenty of positives to take, with the second XI maintaining its status in County League division three, their debut season following the league restructuring.

The thirds acquitted themselves well in the Cheltenham, Gloucester and Forest of Dean Division One West league.

The team showed the future is bright with many promising youngsters per-

forming well in adult cricket.

Dean Pengelly won the first team player of the season, excelling with both bat and ball.

Phil Lewis won the seconds’ player award for taking 29 wickets and 17-year-old Connor Mullan won the third XI player of the season, scoring 365 at an average of 60.83.

Jack Bartlett was young player of the year as he broke into the seconds.

Sara Poole won club member of the year for her tireless work but the biggest cheer for the night was for Andy Kear who won £100 in the fantasy cricket competition.

An auction of a Penny Black stamp and sports memorabilia followed, as a good night was had by all at The Ugly Duckling in Lydney.