Glover up for six at glitzy end-of-season awards do in Fulham

Tom Barnes ... Player of the Season

THIS year’s end of season award nominations are out – and voting has begun.

Heading the list is newboy Matt Glover who’s nominated in six categories, including Batsman, Bowler and Player of the Season.

The fiery Northerner is also favourite to win Tantrum of the Year after bagging four out of the five nominations.

Last year’s Player of the Season Tom Barnes is nominated for the top gong again after scoring 444 runs at an average of 75.

Giles Fagan is also up for Player of the Season having scored 433 runs while skippering the side to its best year ever and becoming the first Roader to pass the historic 1,000-run mark.

The other two, along with Glover, competing for the top honour are Sham de Silva for his consistent all-round displays with bat and ball and Jeremy Smith for his devastating late season form with the ball.

The Teasmaker of the Year is the three-horse race with former winner Matt Cocken, Amir Alipour and keen cake-maker Katie Archer looking for votes.

And Dean Aldridge nipped into the nominations on the last day of the season for Champagne Moment after his century in Ferring, with Jeremy Smith for his 6 for and Matt Glover for his hat-trick also among the nominees.

Best thing about the match? ... Katie's triple-decker cake
Best cake ever? … Katie’s Itinerant-themed triple-decker cake

Voting is currently under way with members asked to e-mail club chairman James Couldrey with their votes.

The results will be announced at the club end of season dinner at The Rose in Harwood Terrace, Fulham, on October 15.

Tickets must be bought in advance and are available priced £20 from club treasurer Richard Peralta.


Player of the Season

  • Tom Barnes
  • Sham de Silva
  • Giles Fagan
  • Matt Glover
  • Jeremy Smith

Batsman of the Season

  • Tom Barnes
  • Shaminda de Silva
  • Giles Fagan
  • Matt Glover
  • Daniel Sherman

Bowler of the Season

  • Shaminda de Silva
  • Matt Glover
  • Shailesh Joshi
  • Jeremy Smith
  • Leon Watson

Fielder of the Season

  • James Couldrey
  • Giles Fagan
  • Dan Sherman
  • Matt Small

Best Newcomer

  • Matt Glover
  • Chris MacNicol
  • Michael Rossi
  • Jeremy Smith

Most Improved

  • Sham de Silva
  • Mark Isham
  • Chris MacNicol
  • Dan Sherman

Champagne Moment

  • Dean’s 100
  • Glover’s 5-for
  • Glover’s hat-trick
  • Jeremy’s 6-for
  • Sherman’s amazing catch at 2nd slip Vs OJ Wanderers. Moments before match had started, he had chundered
  • Giles tickle over slips Vs Farring
  • Giles reaching 1,000 runs for Kings Road with a boundary Vs Hawksmoor

Most Embarrassing Moment

  • Matt Cocken offering mates’ rates for oral services on tour (as long as they didn’t enjoy it)
  • Jamie Keating’s e-mails/Facebook updates
  • Shailesh and Dan Sherman getting out to a girl on tour in the same match
  • Shailesh and Sham’s run out
  • Sherman’s fielding vs Farring
  • Rossi’s fielding against Not The MCC where he fell on his a*** from stationary

Tantrum of the Year

  • Glover at the Intra-Club match
  • Glover Vs Mottingham (kept bowling short to an old guy when trying not to – some words were exchanged)
  • Glover Vs Wandering Herd (day after his birthday, didn’t take a wicket, got his first KRCSC duck and allegedly dropped a catch)
  • Glover throwing down his bat at the Super Test
  • Sherman (where’s my sleeping bag at 5am on tour)

Teasmaker of the Year

  • Amir Alipour
  • Matt Cocken
  • Katie Archer

Author: Leon Watson

Terrifyingly fast with the ball in hand and famously flamboyant with the bat, Leon is without doubt The Road's greatest ever player. His stellar career has yielded more than 1,000 runs and several million wickets. However, but for a series of shocking LBW decisions against him and the butter-fingered ineptness of his colleagues in the field, there would surely have been more Google +