Midget prizegiving 2016, Kiwi and Have-a-go grades
What a season for the Have-a-Go (years 1 and 2) and Kiwi grades (years 3 and 4)! Building on the success of the Cricket World Cup of 2015, and the increased interest in cricket, a lot of hard work went on behind the scenes to grow the number of young cricketers at the club. The result was a 100% increase in the number of children playing cricket at this level – a huge achievement.
After some discussion, we moved to Friday night cricket for this grade of cricketers which was very successful and it also meant that some of the year 4 children who we felt were ready, could play hardball in a new team on Saturday mornings for the second-half of the season.
It was a great atmostphere at the club on Friday nights and we believe it was the right move. While early on in the season it could be described as organised chaos, as everyone got the hang of things it wasn’t long before the games, barbecue and tuckshop were ticking along pretty smoothly.
We cannot thank the parents and caregivers who helped us out – through coaching, scoring, managing and generally cheering each week. We really mean that we could not all do this without you. Cricket is a volunteer sport and all the people associated with the club are volunteers, aside from the manager, and your help through the season is so appreciated.
Unfortunately, due to the positioning of the stage in bad light on prizegiving day, the webmistress did not get everyone’s photos and lots of them aren’t great quality. Apologies for this – we moved the stage into the light for the juniors and will live and learn! Also if you would like to add your child’s name to their picture please copy the picture and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This season the Have-a-Go plate was won by the Lions team (coach Reuben Price).
The Kiwi cup went to the Knights (coach Tim Reid)
Best girl all rounder, Have-a-Go, India Munro
Best girl all rounder, Kiwi grade, Skye Gilroy
Best Have-a-Go all rounder was Lachlan Carey
Best Kiwi Grade all rounder was Alfie Bell
All the year 3 and 4 reps got a medal for taking part in the first interclub competition for this age group.
FELIX PRESCOTT AWARD
The Felix Prescott award goes to the young player who embodies a passion for cricket, while at the same time playing in the spirit of the game. It may not be the best player in the grade, but it is a player who is passionate, hard-working and supports his/her team mates. Felix Prescott is a young Birkenhead cricket who sadly died in a car accident. His parents donated a special trophy to the club in his honour.
This year’s winner of the Felix Prescott Trophy is: Ricco Howarth
TEAM ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
HAVE A GO GRADE 2015-2016
Best Batsman Bailey Koppens
Best Bowler Matty Price
Most Improved Liam Duggan
Best Batsman Jake West
Best Bowler Anthony Elliffe
Most Improved India Munro
Best Batsman Lachlan Carey
Best Bowler James Moore
Most Improved Connor Hines
Best Batsman Chase Sharp
Best Bowler Hugo Millar-Bell
Most Improved Christopher Byers-Evitt
Best Batsman McKay Austin
Best Bowler Riley McGettigan
Most Improved Benjamin Scott
Best Batsman Taine Gormly
Best Bowler Jasper Dobson
Most Improved Suriya Satish
KIWI GRADE 2015-2016
Best Batsman Krish Nair
Best Bowler Liam Hines
Best All-rounder Noah Blandford
Best Batsman Cameron Deamer
Best Bowler Ben Huntington
Best All-rounder Joe Croll
Best Batsman McLean Barclay
Best Bowler Toby Caro
Best All-rounder Alfie Bell
Best Batsman Finn Cloutman
Best Bowler Josh Reid
Best All-rounder Jackson Elliffe
Best Batsman Daniel Peter
Best Bowler Leo de Monchy
Best All Rounder Blake Jay
Best Batsman Hayden Dagger
Best Bowler Charlie Pheasant
Most Improved Rushell Podduturi
Click on an image below to bring up the gallery from the Have-a-Go and Kiwi prizegiving.