Senior Awards Night Wrap Up
We had a great night at the Eating House at Wellington Village which was a venue that we got at the last minute due to our other one burning down. The food was amazing, the bar plentiful and a good crowd of around 80 people enjoyed our celebration of the season that just was.
The highlight of the night was without doubt welcoming Dain Howe and Paul McCarrick as Life Members. Both men have contributed enormously over many years and have been central to the success of the club and their presentations were recognition of outstanding service. Congratulations to those guys.
As our other article on this page talks about Leigh Bianchi won his second Margaret Campbell Award.
The other winners on the night were as follows:
1st XI Matthew Mulcahy 714.5 points
2nd XI Damian Berenato 306.5 points
3rd XI Steve Tailby 503 points
4th XI Nick Somervaille 311.5 points
1st XI Matthew Mulcahy 557 runs at an avg of 42.85
2nd XI Damian Berenato 284 runs at an avg of 47.33
3rd XI Ray Marchasll 400 runs at an avg of 50
4th XI No qualifier
1st XI Leigh Bianchi 27 wickets at an avg of 20.70
2nd XI David Crombie 19 wickets at an avg of 19.53
3rd XI No Qualifier
4th XI No Qualifier
Under 21 Award - Jake Evans
Most Improved - Mitch Ebeyer
T20 Player - Mick Hewitt
Best Club Person - Sam Pitt
Leigh Bianchi Picks up second Margaret Campbell Award
The Margaret Campbell Most Valuable Player Award is named after one of our great Life Members in Margaret Campbell who unfortunately is no longer with us. The award is presented to a 1st XI Player based upon a voting system throughout the season done by the players after each game. On that basis, the players consider this the highest accolade - being voted the Most Valuable Player by their peers.
Leigh Bianchi won this for a second time and said he was quite shocked to have won it. However in the minds of all of us at the club he was easily a clear cut winner. The 1st XI have been cruelled by bowling injuries this year which meant that Leigh has had to shoulder a massive bowling burden, so much so that come Grand Final day he was barely able to lift his shoulder. His 27 wickets this year at an average of 20.70 is an outstanding achievement in any year, never mind the year we just had. The volume of overs he has had to bowl week in and week out has been huge and as always the quality has been amazing.
Congratulations to Leigh Bianchi - a great season.
Matt Mulcahy with a few future stars
The 4th XI were out in force
A great father/son combination