Matt Murray has paid tribute to Stuart Kaye after the veteran bowler received a Lifetime Achievement award by Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue Cricket Club.
Club captain Murray presented the trophy as recognition of over 25 years of service as a stalwart player and long-time committee member.
Kaye has already been honoured for his cricketing ability, collecting the coveted Player of the Year award in 2000 for a remarkable season where he picked up eight wickets and scored a half century in the same match.
He is renowed for his bowling ‘loop’, focusing on line and length rather than speed, bringing him six wickets in 2013 at an average of under 20.
Many in the Jewish cricketing world will also know Stuart as he has arranged the club’s fixtures for a number of years before stepping down for the 2014 season.
Murray said: “Stuart’s lack of stature in height does not do justice to the contribution he has made to our club and to Jewish cricket as a whole.
"He's a giant of our club and we look forward to many more years seeing the ‘loop’ wreak its havoc on batsmen in London and Essex."
Chigwell & Hainault start pre-season nets in March and will be looking forward to building on a successful 2013 where they picked up wins against Southgate, Belmont & Edgware and Old Parkonians.