Team Newbery player Billy Rogers has been awarded All Out Cricket’s Young Player of the Year for his performances for club side, Finchamstead CC.
Billy has used Newbery for many years and said: “I love the originality of the stickers and how simple they look on the bat. I also love how comfortable the pads and gloves are in conjunction with their simple but recognisable look. The bats for me are second to none, as they are quality and reliable with excellent middles, criteria not all bats fulfil."
Everyone at Newbery is delighted that Billy has been rewarded for his fine form and we look forward to seeing his game continue to develop over the next few years.
Billy worked hard and progressed his game during the winter of 2014/15, but the 2015 season started slowly, with a run of low scores. However, he did not let that stop him walking out to bat with a positive mindset and his hard work in the winter shone through as he started to string a few more scores together and become more consistent with the bat in hand.
His highlight came on the last day of the season, when he scored 114 to lead Finchamstead to promotion into the Home Counties Premier Division. Overall, Billy scored 629 league runs at 40.
Looking back on 2015, Billy says: “On reflection I view this season as a success. I believe that I performed to a higher standard and one that challenged my game in more areas. This was pleasing, as the work I had put in during the winter had been tailored to develop me to play a higher standard of cricket. This showed again when I played seconds cricket for Gloucestershire.”
And the season was topped of in style by the AOC award. Billy said: “I was surprised and honoured to be recognised by a leading cricket title. It was just great that someone had viewed the season in the same way as I had.”