Wellington’s brightest young cricket talents were recognised for their performances this summer at the Kilbirnie Sports Cricket Wellington Age Group Awards ceremony held at the Basin Reserve yesterday.
Players from age groups between year 8 and under 19 were rewarded for their stand-out performances, bringing to an end another successful season of age group cricket.
Talented batsmen Gareth Severin and Wellington Blaze extended squad member Bhagya Herath were the big winners of the day, claiming the U19 and U21 Most Valuable Player awards respectively.
Fellow Blaze star Beth Molony, captain of the Wellington U18 team was also recognised – awarded the Women’s U18 Most Valuable Player.
Micah Conroy’s outstanding season was rewarded as he was named U17 Most Valuable Player and Lachlan Bailey, fresh from helping HIBS to the National Junior Schools title in Palmerston North, was named the year nine boys Most Valuable Player.
Wellington Firebirds and New Zealand A allrounder Rachin Ravindra, a product of the Cricket Wellington pathway system, was also in attendance, and answered questions on his development and what it takes to get to the next level.
Cricket Wellington Age Group Award Winners:
Admark U13 Girls MVP – Carys Seddon
Whiting Financial Services Y8 Boys MVP – Ryan Tsourgas
Whiting Fininancial Services Y9 Boys MVP – Lachlan Bailey
Admark U15 Girls MVP – Georgia Plimmer
Whiting Financial Services Y10 Boys MVP – Ethan Jefferson
Admark Girls Dev MVP – Dani Brearton
Whiting Financial Services U17 Boys MVP – Micah Conroy
Admark U18 Girls MVP – Beth Molony
Whiting Financial Services U19 Men MVP – Gareth Severin
Admark U21 Women MVP – Bhagya Herath