Many congratulations to Rebecca Edwards and David Scott who were both winners of Hampshire Cricket Boards Grassroot awards for 2021.

Rebecca Edwards – Inspired to Play

The club planned to introduce women’s softball last year, but the COVID pandemic impacted upon our ability to deliver a programme so late in the season . Rebecca joined the club committee at the end of of last year with one objective, bring women to the game and so she did.

Attracting 50 women to sign up, the club has averaged 30 women attending coaching most weeks. Rebecca through word of mouth, friendship groups and social media brought these women to the game. In doing so she has continued to be the lead for the group co-ordinating the women for coaching and match days, a great inspiration within the club.

David Scott – Unsung Hero

The club took on the ground at Broxhead Common in late 2015. David took sole responsibility for rolling our cricket square and our outfield to improve the quality of both. Most individuals would be happy just rolling the square but not David. His enthusiasm for what he has done has helped transform the ground each year.

Nobody sees the hours he has committed to the ground but adult and junior players benefit from the output of his work.

Well done Rebecca and David.