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Former England star Giles special guest for awards

Solihull Editorial 3rd Dec, 2014 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

HAMPTON and Solihull Cricket Club held their annual dinner to celebrate another successful season since being formed in 2007.

Former England star Ashley Giles MBE was invited along by the club as guest speaker who went through his highs and lows throughout a hugely successful playing career.

The former Warwickshire player is now head coach and director of cricket at Lancashire but he is also a former Solihull Cricket Club player and was returning to the club where he began his Warwickshire career.

Other special guests in attendance included most notably the chairman of the Warwickshire Cricket League Mark Evans and plenty of the league’s top umpires.

The annual awards were presented by Giles with Andrew Mackey taking home the Junior Cricketer Award and Mike Palmer was named the first team bowler of the year.

The first team batting award went to Johangir Khan and Giles presented the Young Cricketer Award to Safian Shakil.

The evening was rounded off with a question and answer session with Giles and was deemed a great success.

Ashley Giles presents the 1st XI Batting Award to Johangir Khan. (s)

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