Captain Cumming scoops top awards for Otago

The WHK Group Otago Cricketer of the Year Awards were held at the University Oval on Friday April 3.

The awards were a fitting end to what has been a very sucessful season for Otago Cricket. The night was a chance to celebrate the State Otago Volts win in the State Twenty20. Six members of the Volts (B McCullum, N Broom, A Redmond, I Butler, C Cumming, N McCullum) being selected for the BLACKCAPS during the 2008/09 international season and three members of the State Otago Sparks (S Bates, S Tsukigawa, K Martin) being selected in the Whiteferns World Cup Squad.

Our age group players also had a season to remember with James Fuller, Nick Beard & Michael Bracewell representing New Zealand Under 19 and Michael Bracewell being selected as New Zealands Young Cricketer to Lords.

Craig Cumming took home the Cricketer of the Year Award for his fantastic season where he scored 784 runs at 65.33 in the State Championship, 421 runs at 70.16 in the State Shield and 121 runs at 40.33 in the State Twenty20. Peter Cameron was awarded with the Contribution to Cricket Award for his outstanding service to North Otago & Otago Cricket. The Outstanding Individual Performance Award went to Aaron Redmond for his unbeaten match winning State Twenty20 century against Central Districts. State Otago Sparks Cricketer of the Year went to Sparks captain and New Zealand Whiteferns player Sarah Tsukigawa. Coach of the year was awarded to stand out coach Mike Hesson for his outstanding leadership of the State Otago Volts. 

Otago Cricket would like to congratulate all award winners listed below

Award Winners

Special Awards

Outstanding Contribution to Cricket - Peter Cameron

Coach of the Year - Mike Hesson

Outstanding Individual Performance (Murray North Trophy) - Aaron Redmond

State Otago Volts Awards

Cricketer of the Year  (Peter Dick Trophy) - Craig Cumming

Batsman of the Year (Trustbank Cup) - Craig Cumming

Bowler of the Year (Wycherley Trophy) - Neil Wagner

Fielder of the Year (EH Downes Memorial) - Nathan McCullum

Rising Star (Parry Thompson Trophy) - Neil Wagner

Fastest State 50 (John M Kennedy Cup) - Hamish Rutherford

State Otago Sparks Awards

Cricketer of the Year (June Walls Plate) - Sarah Tsukigawa

Batsman of the Year - Sarah Tsukigawa

Bowler of the Year - Emma Cambell

Fielder of the Year - Lucy Foote

Rising Star - Tessa Hopkinson

Age Group Awards

Otago A

Batsman of the Year - Sam Wells

Bowler of the Year - Mat Harvie

Outstanding Performer - Mark Craig

Otago Under 19

Batsman of the Year - George Spittle

Bowler of the Year - Nick Beard

Outstanding Performer - Nick Beard

Otago Under 17

Batsman of the Year - Ben Cant

Bowler of the Year - Chris Ware

Otago Under 15

Batsman of the Year - Jonty Brown

Bowler of the Year - Quentin Gare

Outstanding Performer - Gregor Croudis

Otago Women's Development

Batsman of the Year - Sarah Osbourne

Bowler of the Year - Kathryn Gregory

Outstanding Performer - Victoria Abbot

Otago Secondary Schoolgirls

Batsman of the Year - Polly Inglis

Bowler of the Year - Bridget Thayer

Outstanding Performer - Alecia Stanbridge

Team Awards

District Series (50 Over) - Dunedin

District Series Twenty/20 - Dunedin

District Shield (Hawke Cup Teams) - Otago Country

Stewart McKnight Cup - Dunedin

Mark Parker Memorial - Dunedin

Under 19 Boys - Dunedin & Southland

Under 17 Boys - Dunedin

Under 15 Boys - Southland

Aotea Electric Women's Interdistrict Cup - Dunedin

Secondary Schoolgirls - Southland

Primary Schoolgirls - Dunedin

 

 

 

 

 

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