Champagne Moment

Awarded for the season's most spectacular moment, whether in a winning or losing cause. Decided by the committee.
Champagne Moment

Awarded to:

2021: Jonny Leaver
For snagging the winning catch at slip in his 100th game to seal victory vs Brookwood
2020: Suresh Dollu
First ever FGCC 50 after a number of near-misses
2019: Dean Carr
Bowling Ottershaw skip Steve Clarke with a delicious off-cutter to seal a famous last-ball victory.
2018: Kaarthav Madabhus
Fantastic bowling figures, bagging 7 wickets whilst conceding only 20 runs, on debut vs Binsted
2017: Jim Barker
For the 'pink ball 5-fer' against Guildford City - Jim's first in any cricket for over 25 years
2016: David Huggett
Nug, fielding for the opposition, rifles in an uncharacteristicly accurate throw from the deep to run out Mark Russell at Warfield
2015: Kevin Whitehorn
For missing his Wedding Anniversary to return season best figures of 3-24 against Godalming
2014: Antony Johnson
For clearing the fence with an absolutely massive strike at Barnes, as predicted by Mark Russell and David Huggett!
2013: Dave Brown
For actually achieving the much-practiced '8 from 3' in a match situation to seal the win against Odiham and Greywell
2012: Julian Bland
Bowling the W-O-T skipper with the 'ball of the century', which co-incidentally was his first in a home game for 4 years.
2011: Alan Greaves
A truly stunning one-handed diving catch at gully against Welford Park
2010: Rus Edmonds
A French hat-trick to seal a resounding victory over Walton on Thames
2009: Jim Barker
A two-wicket over at Godalming with a fine caught & bowled followed by an LBW
2008: Julian Bland
2 wickets in 2 balls for Jules Bland to win an extraordinary match against Tilford
2007: Antony Johnson
A great low catch to dismiss former FGCC player Martin Cantwell in the game vs Tilford
2006: Julian Bland
Finishing the match in style v Farncombe; a superb one-handed diving catch to take the last wicket
2005: Nick Gates
Martin Cantwell caught at the square leg boundary in the gloom by Nick Gates vs Tilford
2004: David Huggett
FGCC's first ever hat-trick, swinging the ball around corners vs Odiham and Greywell
2003: Alan Greaves
Diving low and left to take a fine catch. Always cat-like off his own bowling
2002: Jonny Leaver
Jonny Leaver, with one stump to aim at from square leg, hits for a great run-out vs Hawley
2000: Kevin Whitehorn
Six sailing over square leg off the penultimate ball to win the match vs Hassra Strollers
1998: Tim Jones
A stunning one-handed catch in the slips to seal a thrilling 3-run win.
1997: Mike Gaines
Hitting the last 2 balls of the innnings for 6 to bring up victory over Hurstbourne Priors
1996: John Sanderson
A 6 against Normandy from a regular number 11
1995: Alan Head
1994: Robbie Reid
A towering 6 at Barley Mow from a player not renowned for batting skill
1993: Alan Head
100 v Frimley Green Working Mens Club