The Big Hit award was instigated by Julie Sessions in honour of her late husband Phil, a Gardeners legend famed for scoring sixes as he compiled several memorable innings for Salmagundi.
Lord Fakenham emphatically claimed the Big Hit for 2012 – and this time it really was for Big Hitting, the man from Norfolk smashing his way to scoring 30 runs in an over (33 runs added in total) vs The Players. Sequence was:
1 – Caught at deep square leg off a No-Ball (1 Extra), 2 – Six, 3 – Wide (1 Extra), 4 – Four, 5 – Wide (1 Extra), 6 – Four, 7 – Six, 8 – Four, 9 – Six
2011 saw Jim Campbell take the award for three superb catches to stem the flow against a rampaging Antares batting line-up. Each catch was better than the one before, and all were of the highest standard.
The winner for 2010 was Tom Monahan, who produced a sublime run-out to alter the course of the game vs Jesus Long Vacation and put us on the road to a famous victory. Skipper Richard Higginbottom hands the trophy to Tom below.
2009‘s recipient was Paul Brasted for a chaotic last ball effort to win the game against our keen rivals The Sunday Times. Here is Paul receiving a bottle of whisky in lieu of the award from Julie as The Hon. J Amesbury and skipper David Stead look on. The trophy was at the engravers … “bit of a cock-up on the admin front I’m afraid” said Mr J Monahan.
In 2008 the inaugural Big Hit trophy went to Jim Monahan for his heroic last ball efforts in seeing SGCC to a famous win at Lyme Regis. Jim was presented with the award by Julie at Jesus College.