Jake wins S G Ivens Single Wicket competition
15 year old claims prestigious trophy after an excellent afternoon of competitive cricket by the junior and youth contingent
There is a new name on Willoughby’s prestigious Single Wicket trophy after Jake Quinney emerged as the winner of this year’s renewal on Saturday.
The 15 year old claimed this year’s title after a useful all round performance across another entertaining afternoon of cricket at The Green in which over 500 runs were scored.
Willoughby’s Single Wicket tournament is always an eagerly-anticipated event and has been played for annually since the early 1960s with many an illustrious name from club’s past earning their place in the history books.
With the trophy now being played for by the club’s junior and youth section for over a decade, another healthy contingent of Willoughby’s up and coming talent came forward to contest matters for another year.
Having negotiated the earlier rounds, the semi-finals saw Jake beat James Andrews by 52 runs, whilst Callum Hanks overcame the challenge of Michael Deery by 27 runs; the latter having reached the last four following an epic quarter-final with Dan Farrow which was decided only with a huge six off the very last ball.
The Final saw Jake post another useful target making 41, however Callum made 8 before he was dismissed, earning the former victory by 33 runs.
The S G Ivens Bowl was presented to Jake Quinney by Mr Nick Ivens on behalf of the Ivens and Binder family.
Many thanks to everyone competed in this year’s tournament in what was another successful afternoon and club event.
In particular thanks are extended to Dave Alcock, Rob Cartridge, Ashley Rayner, Ben Hollis, Lee Johnson and Becci Fell for their help and assistance on the day.