Eastern Suburbs Success Rewarded

Thursday evening saw the recently renovated RA Vance stand host the 2016/17 edition of the Rothbury Wilkinson club awards. The awards recognise the hard-work and commitment put in by club players throughout the season which in 16/17 was especially hard given the frustrating Wellington summer. The night was about celebrating the successes which there have been many and recognising some outstanding contributions not just throughout the season but over a number of years.

It was fitting that MC Jason Pine spoke and presented from in front of the newly updated honors board showcasing a brief but esteemed history of Cricket Wellington’s past and current players and administrators who have performed to a level of greatness. Cricket Wellington’s president Alasdair McBeth opened the evening commenting on how the Norwood Room had under-gone some great changes this summer and the room is now a great venue for show-casing Cricket in Wellington.

Awards were handed out to all the winners who were thoroughly deserving and none more so than Alan Orpin who was awarded the Mike Curtis Cup for outstanding contribution to club cricket. It was no surprise to anyone in the room to hear how hard Alan works for the Wellington Collegians Cricket Club and as Richard Reid read out Alan’s commendation it was not lost on anyone how important these figures are to the game.

Awards were awarded to grade winners, outstanding performances and of course all the major premier trophies. Eastern Suburbs were recognised for their outstanding achievement of going back to back at the National Club Championships as well as winning the Pearce Cup this season. Rebecca Burns was the winner of the Trish McKelvey medal for fair play in the women’s competition and James Boyle took home the equivalent the Bruce Murray medal.  The night finished with recognition of the premier players of the year for both men’s and women’s. Rebecca Burns scooping the double in the women’s category while Alex Wyatt who was Naenae’s overseas player this season took home the men’s trophy.

Photos of the evening can be found at http://davelintott.photoshelter.com/gallery/170413-Cricket-Wilkinson-Awards/G0000EBwb9eeIMVA/

Full List of Award Winners

Club Awards
Grade Winners     
Award Winners
Pearce Cup Eastern Suburbs
Hazlett Trophy Onslow
Ewen Chatfield Cup Eastern Suburbs
Premier Twenty20 Taita
Senior Women’s T/20 Hutt District
Senior Women’s  40 over Hutt District
Premier Reserve One-Day Taita
Alan Isaac Cup University
Premier Reserve Section 2 Petone-Eastbourne
First Grade Wellington Indians Sports Club NZ Desi
Second Grade Victoria University Stallions
Third Grade Naenae 3rd XI
Fourth Grade Wellington Collegians Chinamen
Intercity 1day division 1 Johnsonville Falcolns
Intercity 1day division 2 Eastern Suburbs Masters
Intercity 1day division 3 Onslow Raging Stags
Wellington Twenty20 sec 1 Karori Wildcats
Wellington Twenty20 sec 2 Johnsonville Full Tossers
Wellington Twenty20 sec 3 Eastern Suburbs Stags
Hutt Valley Twenty20 sec 1 Upper Hutt Dreamboats
Hutt Valley Twenty20 sec 2 Wainuiomata Rosco
Womens Twenty20 Easts Wildcats
Girls Youth 30 Overs Wellington Collegians
Premier Girls T/20 Johnsonville
Club Awards    
Award Winner
Royal Visit Cup – Wgtn Aggregate Eastern Suburbs
Norwood Cup – Wgtn Average Wellington Indian Sports Club
Individual Awards    
Award Winner
Best lower grade performance Jeremy Wilson (Naenae) 14/50 in 2day match – 14/94 in another 2day match
Majorie Sweetman Camel Hamel & Kate Ann Fenton 6 Wickets Each  (6.67 CH & 7.17 KF)
Judith Sadler Rebecca Burns 253 Runs (No Average as not dismissed)
Ron Murray Alex Wyatt (Naenae) 38 @ 14.37
Athur Dick Deepak Joon (Wellington Collegians) & Obus Peniaar (Taita) 692 (DJ @ 53, OP @ 62.91)
J Atkin Cup Micheal Cornish (Naenae) 7/18
May Cup – highest score Sam Noster (Karori) 173
Sam Platt Cup – Best performance Sam Noster (Karori 173 & 6/42
Ground of Year Alex Moore Park (John McKessar)
Best & Fairest Club Team Victoria University Cricket Club
Tararua and Dempster Shield Player of the Year Peter Younghusband 172 @ 66 & 3 wickets – also 3 catches and a runout
Mike Curtis Cup Alan Orpin (Wellington Collegians)
Trish McKelvey Medal Rebecca Burns (Hutt District)
Bruce Murray Medal James Boyle (University)
Best and Most Enterprising Captain Lance Dry (Eastern Suburbs)
Scorer of the Year Ann Batson (Taita)
Stanley Cowman Cup Garth Stirrat
Senior Womens Club Cricketer of the Year Rebecca Burns (Hutt District) 35.58 MVP Points
Premier Men’s Club Cricketer of the Year Alex Wyatt (Naenae) 139.64 MVP Points