By - October 12 2006
Player of the Year Inspirational Baston skipper Tim Dyer was this week named 2006 Baston Player of the Year voted for by the fans. With 47% of the votes Tim just edged out his delectable vice-captain Jon Howard who in truth did not deserve the accolade as much as his counterpart.

There was however a stink of controversy throughout the online poll as accusations of tactical voting were banding about willy-nilly by Dyer supporters. Howard controversially stormed from behind into what looked like an unassailable lead until an equally controversial mystery gang of Tim Dyer fans gatescrashed the party to see Dyer victorious.

As yet no charges have been brought against the rogue voters, however the police do want to locate the individual who voted for Andrew Townsin, as they fear for his mental stability. If you have any information on this drunken lunatic please contact your local constabulary.

In only his first season as captain Tim did an exemplary job, the results for the season and final league position did not do him justice. Baston won just six of their seventeen league games, but for the lack of application from batsman on occasions that tally could have been at least double. Dyer always tried to be inventive with his field placings, kept a steady batting line-up, and attacked with bowling options if maybe occasionally leaving old-timers on too long for sentimental value.

He again topped the wicket-taking list with a total of twenty, dazzling top-order quality batsman with his assortment of off-breaks, googlies, doosra’s, slower balls, bouncers and quicker balls. At times tormenting them leaving them bamboozled as to how they had been dismissed, it was no secret however, a mixture of guile, wisdom and craft.


The highlight of this taking 7-39 against an over confident Moulton side. Cruising at the rain break, Moulton batsman believed they would return to the middle to dispatch the Baston attack at will to reach the agreed target of 200. However they did not take into account having to face Tim ‘Muralitharan’ Dyer and were instantly in all sorts of trouble, tied in knots and eventually restricted to a modest 169. Also this year Tim achieved a personal best, bowling a staggering 6…yes that’s 6 maidens from his seasons 93 overs.


Dyer’s all round successful season was capped by his newfound composure at the crease with the willow, averaging just under 18. Adding crucial runs to complete successful run chases on three or four occasions. Underlined by chasing down 170 against Thomas Cook when his side were reeling on 89-8 finishing on 44 unbeaten.


It was a tremendous effort this year from Tim and we hope we can see a repeat next season, to find out more about Tim you can visit his homepage by clicking on the link below.