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1980 was a transitional period for the first XI due to injuries (above and beyond the call of duty), unavailability, and a shortage of strength in depth of first XI players; results were surprisingly satisfying. Special note must be made of Bill Adaway and Brian Wells for the major parts they played and thus have been respectively awarded the batting and bowling awards for 1980.
After an encouraging start in the early season, Sun, enthusiasm, verve and Caribbean stroke making become bogged down in the mid-season morass. The league side suffered particularly heavily in having two matches against inferior opposition rained off, with the result that the final league position did little to reflect the strength of the team. In general, both Saturday and Sunday XI's fared better when confronted with the challenge of what, on paper, appeared to be formidable opposition.
Finally, the captains would like to thank those players who risked divorce, life and limb in making themselves available for selection.