The 2016/17 community cricket season was celebrated at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards recently, with several very worthy winners given the appreciation they deserve.
Sir Jack Newman Award: Tony Edwards
Tony is a true cricketing champion. He is a man that has gone above and beyond for nearly 30 years, helping coach and administer cricket in Northern Districts. Click here for more information
Outstanding Contribution to Cricket: Gordon Dry
Gordon has been instrumental is building Wellington’s Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club from 12 adult teams to 25, whilst helping achieve 14 Pearce Cup Championships in the past 16 seasons. Click here for more information.
Best Female Engagement Strategy: Bay of Plenty Cricket
Rebecca Yee and Bay of Plenty Cricket have created and maintained the highly successful ‘Go Girl’ program, helping girls develop their passion for cricket. Click here for more information.
Outstanding Contribution and Services to Coaching: David Berry
For the past 30 years David has been an outstanding contributor to Cricket Wanganui, coaching teams across all levels. Click here to find out more information.
Cricket Development Officer of the Year: David McDonald
Poverty Bay Cricket somehow wonder if there should be more hours in a day, as for the last 14 years David McDonald has always seemed to find more ways to develop cricket in the Bay. Click here to find out more information.
Official of the Year: Kannan Jagannathan
Kannan has juggled enhancing his own umpiring skills with helping develop other aspirational officials with great maturity. Click here for more information.
Secondary School Girls’ Young Cricketer of the Year: Bella James
Bella led St Hilda’s Collegiate to their first NZCT Secondary Schools Girls title. She led from the front, ending the tournament as the top run-scorer with 191 runs at 38.2. Click here for more information.
Volunteer of the Year: Mike McCarthy
Mike has transformed cricket junior cricket on the North Shore of Auckland. Championing Takapuna Cricket Club’s highly successful initiative, the ‘Kookaburra Cup.’ Click here for more information.
Club of the Year: Red Star Cricket Club
In the space of seven years, Red Star Cricket Club has gone from having no junior set-up, to boasting 150 junior cricket participants. They have transformed themselves into one of the largest sporting clubs in the Wairarapa. Click here for more information.
Secondary School Boys’ First XI Cup Young Cricketer of the Year: Fraser Sheat
Fraser was the spearhead of the Christchurch Boys’ High School bowling attack, leading them to their ninth First XI Cup title. Click here for more information.