2016 saw another successful season for Farmers Caesareans CC as the youth continued to develop and the more experienced passed on their accumulated knowledge.
This year we fielded 66 sides over 4 teams showing the depth of the club and won 70% of games played, including a remarkable 4 out of 4 on Tour to Sussex and Surrey.
Won Premier Division 40 Over title for our 3rd championship in a row with a fantastic win of St Ouen Springfield in the final game and runners up in the Premier Division T20.
Finished 4th in Division 1, but remained competitive and saw good development of youngsters with a seemingly never ending stream of young 3rd teasers stepping up and performing well. Hopefully next season the weather will be more on our side.
Captain Tim Kearns and the youth policy of Mike Coward, Simon Wade, Pat Dean mixed with many young talented players won the league T20 and 35 overs championship in an undefeated season.
Another successful season led by the reliable specialist Captain James Perchard fielding 26 sides with 8 sides visiting from UK and further afield.
After a rocky start from the first 6 games losing 4 and 2 draws, went on to win 13 of the next 14 matches. But the major success was Farmers beating the Parish team and reclaiming this most coveted and blood thirsty title as well a victorious trip to Windsor Castle on Tour to defeat the Royal Household.
6 Farmers players represented Jersey at Senior level in 2016.
- In May at WCL 5, Ben Stevens, Ben Kynman, Rhys Palmer and Charles Perchard all helped Jersey to winning the tournament.
- Nick Ferraby was also included in the victorious Inter Insular squad in August alongside Stevens, Kynman, Palmer and Perchard.
- WCL 4 saw the inclusion of youngster Harrison Carlyon along with Kynman, Palmer and Perchard.
At Farmers we are proud to support the Island teams at every year group. There were many individuals playing age group cricket for Jersey but particular mention to Zak tribe for topping the MVP list in U15s championships.
We must also mention…
Farmers Field wouldn’t be the place it is without the fantastic efforts of Head Groundsman and Founder member of the Jersey Mole Appreciation society, Mr Jimmy Perchard, and the armada of Tea Ladies and their superb efforts throughout the season.