Cricket well represented at annual Wellington Sports Awards
Cricket will again be well represented at the Dominion Post Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards, with finalists in four categories at the prestigious event.
The Wellington Blaze are finalists in the Hiremaster Team of the Year category, following their success in winning the national Twenty20 championship. The Blaze will be represented at the dinner by coach Leigh Kelly, captain Sophie Devine, and White Ferns player Sian Ruck.
The dominant team in Wellington club cricket for the past decade, the Eastern Suburbs Premier side, are finalists in the Pak ‘n’ Save Kilbirnie Club Team of the Year category. Easts won the Pearce Cup last season for a record 11th win in the past 12 seasons. Easts will be represented by their long-serving captain Lance Dry, along with Jeremy Dean.
Kathy Cross is a finalist in the BDO Official of the Year category. Kathy recently won this category in the Hutt Sports Awards as well.
Gordon Dry is a finalist in the Angus Inn Administrator of the Year category. Gordon has been at the forefront of the Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club’s success over the past decade, not simply with the organisation of the Premier grade team, but also all the additional work and administration required of a club that fields 18 adult teams and 35 junior teams across a very busy summer season.
Cricket Wellington congratulates all its finalists, and wishes them success and an enjoyable evening at the Town Hall on Thursday 13 June.