In each round of the 2017 National Village Cup Gunn & Moore sponsor an award for the Performance of the Round.
Organisers at The Cricketer magazine have announced that the Performance of the Semi-Final Round goes to Reed CC Captain Tom Greaves who came in to bat at 88-5 and helped steady the ship and get some much-needed lower order runs towards the end of Reed’s innings. Greaves scored 48 off just 36 balls in a performance that saw him hit 5 sixes and a four.
Aston Rowant appeared constantly behind the run rate when they batted. Bringing himself on as first-change bowler, Tom played an important role in dismissing Aston Rowant’s lower-middle order, taking wickets six, seven, and eight, including two lbws. During his eight overs Tom conceded 33 runs for his 3 wickets, at an economy rate of 4.13 per over.
As winner of the Performance of the Round Tom receives a specially engraved Gunn & Moore cricket bat customised to show his performance. Additionally, all the round winners will be invited to the Gunn & Moore factory in Nottingham, when they will see for themselves the GM bat making process.
Every round winner will be in with a chance of being picked for the 2017 Performance of the Season. The winner will receive a Gunn & Moore kitbag, including bat, pads, gloves and helmet. Tom will be in direct competition for this accolade with, amongst others, Sean Tidey who won Performance of the Quarter-Final Round.