THERE were joint winners of two awards when Berkshire County Cricket Club held their annual dinner and presentation evening at Henley CC.

Archie Carter and Toby Greatwood shared the most improved player trophy, while Henley team-mates Tom Nugent and Andy Rishton were joint winners of the player of the year award with Rhodri Lewis voted the young player of the year.

Wokingham batsman Carter was unable to attend as he is playing in Australia, and Henley left-arm spinner Lewis was also not able to get to the function held last Friday.

Wargrave pace bowler Greatwood has just signed an Academy contract with Middlesex.

Chairman Neil Doody congratulated skipper James Morris and his team on another tremendously successful season, which saw them retain the Western Division title and MCCA Championship, in addition to regaining the MCCA Trophy.

Doody said Morris was "without doubt the most successful skipper in the club's history" and he also praised the "outstanding" work of coaches Tom Lambert and Stewart Davison.

Lambert revealed Rishton and Euan Woods have now joined the county's coaching team.

Morris, whose side are unbeaten in 34 Western Division and Championship play-off games, said he is "starting to run out of superlatives" when describing the county's players and coaching staff.

FINCHAMPSTEAD were losing finalists in the Serious Cricket 100-ball tournament played in La Manga last weekend.

They were beaten by the defending champions, a side comprising mainly of West Reading players.

Having been put into bat, the nine-man Reading team made a respectable 153-4 and that proved too much for Finch, who could only manage 111-7 in reply.

Finch, who won the tournament in 2016, had reached the final by defeating Ezat (South London) by eight wickets, reaching 132-2 with 15 balls to spare, Scott Osler making 40 and Ian Rose 36, both batsmen retiring from their innings.