Darren named player of the year

FIRST team captain Darren Batch was named player of the year at Sudbury Cricket Club’s 225th annual dinner.

Clubman of the year was won by Mandy Poulson, while Ben Hyett took the title of most improved.

The Nick Burton award went to club stalwart Dave Shropshire.

Guest speaker at the event was England and Wales bowler Robert Croft.

n Sri Lankan coach Hasantha Fernando will return to the club in six weeks time for the start of the new East Anglian Premier League season.