‘King’ Inez collects Player of Month prize


Derek Randall meets Steve Bethel during his visit to Whitley Hall...no doubt Steve gave the former Notts & England some tips!

Derek Randall meets Steve Bethel during his visit to Whitley Hall…no doubt Steve gave the former Notts & England favourite some tips!

Earlier this month we reported that our 12-year-old star, Inez 'King' Younis, also dubbed The Magician, had won the South Yorkshire Cricket League Junior Player of the Month award for June 2014 following his remarkable performance of recording figures of 12-1-35-4 on his debut for the WHCC 2nd XI v Wickersley 2nds on June 28. We are now happy to report that the youngster collected his prize at the interval of the Whitworth Cup final at Aston Hall on Sunday July 27th  (Inez is shown here with his Dad and Terry Betham, chairman and chief executive of the South Yorkshire Cricket League--and, by the way, to add to the pleasure of the day Whitley beat Treeton to seal their 8th Whitworth Cup triumph. (We should mention, too, that on the day before the final, Inez played for Whitley's 2nd XI in their defeat of Doncaster at Baxter Field, but, not happy with having spent the first innings in the field on a very hot day, the boy happily spent a long spell fielding as a substitute for the visitors when they were down to 10 men! That lad certainly loves his cricket...while awaiting his prize at Aston, he passed an hour or more in the nets!

Earlier this month we reported that our 12-year-old star, Inez ‘King’ Younis, also dubbed The Magician, had won the South Yorkshire Cricket League Junior Player of the Month award for June 2014 following his remarkable performance of recording figures of 12-1-35-4 on his debut for the WHCC 2nd XI v Wickersley 2nds on June 28. We are now happy to report that the youngster collected his prize at the interval of the Whitworth Cup final at Aston Hall on Sunday July 27th (Inez is shown here with his Dad and Terry Bentham, chairman and chief executive of the South Yorkshire Cricket League–and, by the way, to add to the pleasure of the day Whitley beat Treeton to seal their 8th Whitworth Cup triumph. (We should mention, too, that on the day before the final, Inez played for Whitley’s 2nd XI in their defeat of Doncaster at Baxter Field, but, not content with having spent the first innings in the field on a very hot day, the boy happily volunteered for a long spell fielding as a substitute for the visitors when they were down to 10 men! That lad certainly loves his cricket…indeed, while awaiting his prize at Aston, he passed an hour or more in the nets!

DesChilds (left) and Linda Farnsworth chatting with Derek Randall at the cricket evening at WHCC, June 2014.

DesChilds (left) and Linda Farnsworth chatting with Derek Randall at the cricket evening at WHCC, June 2014.

Derek Randall (right) shares a joke with WHCC President, Des Childs.

Derek Randall (right) shares a joke with WHCC President, Des Childs.

 

INEZ THE MAGICIAN COLLECTS HIS AWARD

Earlier this month we reported that our 12-year-old star, Inez ‘King’ Younis, also dubbed The Magician, had won the South Yorkshire Cricket League Junior Player of the Month award for June 2014 following his remarkable performance of recording figures of 12-1-35-4 on his debut for the WHCC 2nd XI v Wickersley 2nds on June 28. We are now happy to report that the youngster collected his prize at the interval of the Whitworth Cup final at Aston Hall on Sunday July 27th –and, to add to the pleasure of the day Whitley beat Treeton to seal their 8th Whitworth Cup triumph. (We should mention, too, that on the day before the final, Inez played for Whitley’s 2nd XI in their defeat of Doncaster at Baxter Field, but, not happy with having spent the first innings in the field, the boy spent a long spell fielding as a substitute for the visitors! That lad certainly loves his cricket!

 

DEREK RANDALL’S VISIT IS A GREAT SUCCESS

Derek Randall, the former Notts and England batsman, was a very popular speaker when he came to Whitley on Thurday June 5th 2014. Still one of the great characters of cricket, he spoke with terrific enthusiasm and great humour about his career in particular and cricket in general. He told some lovely stories and had a capacity audience laughing and applauding, everyone loving every minute of his talk. He is one of those guys who not onlyloves cricket, but is so grateful to have had the opportunity to enjoy a career in the game. Such a wonderful example to any young cricketer.

Derek answered lots of questions with typical candour and humour.

Alsoon the bill was award-winning comedian Gary Marshall.

Derek Randall (right) is welcomed to Whitley Hall CC by 1st XI skipper Alex Fletcher, who organized the evening's entertainment on June 5th 2014

Derek Randall (right) is welcomed to Whitley Hall CC by 1st XI skipper Alex Fletcher, who organized the evening’s entertainment on June 5th 2014