Back (from left): Sam Rockley, Ben Wadmore, Stuart Robertson, Ben Gregory, Josh Procter, Harry Bradley.
Front: Julion Jayerajah, Cameron Mitchell, Lawrence Tolfrey, Tom Morgan, Simon Wratten.
Ryde’s elevation into Southern Electric Premier League next season is seen as a definite boost for Isle of Wight cricket, giving Vectis a second club in the higher echelons of the county pyramid.
They finished a comfortable second behind unbeaten County Division 1 winners, Fair Oak and, with their well appointed ground at Hardings Shute getting the nod from the Hampshire Cricket Board’s accreditation gurus, will take their place in Division 3 in 2016.
Ryde won 12 of their 15 matches, with hard hitting Chichester University batsman Josh Procter smashing over 500 runs, including a century and four more fifty-plus scores.
Left-handed opening Ben Wadmore (475) and Cameron Mitchell (385) providing regular support for all-rounders Stuart Robertson and Laurence Tolfrey, who often led from the front, scoring key runs and producing important performances with the ball.