Ben Ward farewell from Hughenden – Saturday June 25th

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Pictured in the image is James Thornhill, Hillhead Cricket Club’s chairman, presenting Ben Ward with an engraved Quaich to mark his contribution to the club at Hughenden. Ben has now returned home to New Zealand.

Ben came to the club in August 2020 just on the ending of the first Lockdown, and then during the summer of 2021 embedded himself as a key member of the Hillhead 1st X1 . He supported 1st X1 captain, Shehroz Mehmood, in pre-season 2022 activities and made several telling contributions with the bat when play got underway. Principally his 81 not out against Kilmarnock at Hughenden and then his 112 in the second round of the Challenge Cup at Huntly.

“Ben’s going leaves a huge gap in our resources here at Hillhead, but his influence, particularly in pre-match preparation, has rubbed off on us all,” said James at the social which followed the presentation.