Oh what a night… Pacific CC End of Season Dinner 2012
Sat 01-Dec-2012 
 

After an eventful and sometimes frustrating year of cricket, the Pacific CC End of Season Dinner was held in the Oak & Pastor at Archway on Friday 30th November.

A good time was had by all, with new players freshening up proceedings and the return of the wives and girlfriends to add a touch of glamour – all played out to smooth soundtracks selected by master of ceremonies Ben Boorman.

On a night of high drama the awards were presented by club founder Peter Hollman to…

James Gleadow was honoured for taking the only five-wicket haul of the season, helping his tally of victims to 19 in the season

Jon Webley received a trophy bat for scoring the highest score of the season – 137

Toby Chasseaud received a trophy bat for his two centuries – 101 not out and 100

Krishnar Pawar received a trophy bat for his 118 against Alexandra Park

Kieran Mullens was voted Most Improved Player 

Satish Thiagarajan was voted Best Newcomer

Toby Chasseaud was voted Fielder of The Season

Toby Chasseaud was also voted Player of The Season

Special mention went to Toby, who, in 23 appearances, scored 1,100 runs at an average of 57.89, including two centuries and eleven fifties. He took 18 catches and executed two run outs. With the ball, he took eleven wickets at an average of 19.55. At one point it looked like a speech might be prised out of him, but then he went back into defensive mode at the first sign of sledging. 

Club captain Jon Webley, by contrast, was not afraid to play his shots. In an emotional speech, he thanked everyone for their efforts, rued some missed opportunities and looked forward to a successful 2013. He paid special tribute to Peter Alexander, who tragically died falling from a third floor window while taking pictures at a London Fashion Week party in September 2012. Jon reminded us that Pete embodied the Pacific spirit, with his unique brand of competitive cricket and loveable eccentricity. Between 2008 and 2011 Pete took 40 wickets for Pacific playing in weekend fixtures and midweek matches. As well as his contributions with the ball, he brought fiery passion to the game, never afraid to say his piece. He will be sorely missed.