Hat-trick for Woodcock and Devine at Norwood Awards

Wellington Blaze all-rounder Sophie Devine and Firebirds batsman Luke Woodcock were the standout winners at Cricket Wellington’s Norwood Awards tonight each claiming three trophies.

Malaesaili Tugaga shaking hands with Luke Woodcock

Both were named as Cricketer of the Year as well as men’s and women’s outstanding batsman. Devine won a third for her bowling while Woodcock claimed one for his fielding. In the Club and Individual awards Devine also won the Betty Maker Memorial Trophy for being the best all-rounder in women’s cricket.

Devine scored 270 One-Day and 134 Twenty20 runs and took 15 wickets for the Wellington Blaze in the One-Day competition and six Twenty20 wickets. She also took 12 wickets for the White Ferns and scored 276 runs.

Luke Woodcock broke the record for runs scored in a first-class season for Wellington. He scored 988 runs at 65.86 including a career best 220 not out against the Central Stags. He also scored 183 runs in the One-Day competition at 30.50.

The Norwood Awards are the highlight of the cricketing calendar in Wellington and reflect back on the 2009/10 season in both men’s and women’s cricket from club cricket to First Class.

The Norwoods, which are rich in history, were first held during the 1949/50 season and were originally funded by the Norwood Trust, founded by Sir Charles Norwood, a Wellington philanthropist who was also involved with setting up the Wellington Free Ambulance.

These days the Trust is still involved with the awards and works with a committee of dedicated personal to decide the winners. Those include Trust member Earl Cooper, Firebirds head coach Anthony Stuart, Blaze head coach Mark Borthwick, international scorer Ian Smith and Cricket Wellington CEO Gavin Larsen.

Larsen, who has won five Norwood Awards including Cricketer of the Year for the 1992/93 and 1994/95 seasons, said both Devine and Woodcock stepped up and produced stunning performances throughout the season, and in turn have been rewarded for their accomplishments. “I am thrilled for both Sophie and Luke who both had outstanding seasons for our First Class teams. Both are classy players who display a commitment and determination to excel at the highest level,” he said. “I applaud both of them for their superb achievements during the season.”

Please refer to the following pages for a full list of award winners.

AWARD WINNERS

CLUB GRADE WINNER AWARDS

Hutt Valley
Hutt Valley Twenty 20                 Naenae Old Boys
Hutt Valley 1A                           Taita Black
Hutt Valley Pro 45                      Naenae Old Boys
Hutt Valley 2A                           Northern Park

Wellington One Day
Wgtn Twenty 20 (Sec Two)         Eastern Suburbs Indies
Wgtn Twenty 20 (Sec One)         University Symmo Wranglers
Wellington 1B                            Onslow Kollapse
Wellington 1A                            Karori Fire Service

Wellington Two Day
Wellington 2D                            Onslow Originals
Wellington 2C                            Sikh Sports
Wellington 2B                            Eastern Suburbs Giants
Wellington 2A                            University Tamils

Women’s Cricket
Girls Youth                                North City
Women’s Super 8s                     Upper Hutt (2)
Senior Women                           Onslow

Inter-city
Senior 3                                    Petone-Riverside
Senior 2                                    Eastern Suburbs

Best & Fairest Club Team
Karori Premier

BRUCE MURRAY MEDAL

Liam Chrisp (Onslow)

YOUNG CRICKETER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Outstanding Women’s Cricketer Under 20

Jess McFadyen

Eddie Cameron Cup (presented to the best Under-age cricketer Under 20)

Malaesaili Tugaga

Sir Walter Nash Trophy (the most outstanding male cricketer under 23)

Malaesaili Tugaga

CLUB AND INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

AJ Cook Shield (Awarded to the Club with the highest aggregate points in the Hutt Valley)

Hutt District with 501.78

Hutt Valley Average Club Championship (Awarded to the club with the highest average points per team in the Hutt Valley. To be eligible for this award, clubs must have a minimum of 5 teams)

Petone-Riverside with 73.01 points per team

Royal Visit Cup (Awarded to the Wellington club with the highest aggregate points)

Eastern Suburbs with 1053.56 points

Norwood Championship (Awarded to the Wellington club with the highest average number of points per team. To be eligible for this award, clubs must have a minimum of 5 teams)

Eastern Suburbs with 81.04 points per team

Best Lower Grade Performance (Awarded for best performance in club cricket in grades from Senior 2 down)

Luke Webling (Upper Hutt)

Marjorie Sweetman Memorial Trophy (Awarded to the person taking the most wickets in the senior women’s competition)

Renee Moffitt (Onslow)

Judith Sadler Memorial Trophy (Awarded to the person who scores the most runs in the senior women’s competition)

Megan Wakefield (Johnsonville)

Betty Maker Memorial Trophy (Awarded to the best all rounder in women’s cricket)

Sophie Devine

Ron Murray Cup (Awarded to the person taking most wickets in Premier men’s grade)

Lee Edwards (Karori)

Arthur Dick Cup (Awarded to the person who scores the most runs in Premier men’s grade)

Scott Golder (Eastern Suburbs)

J Atkin Cup (Awarded for the best bowling performance in Premier men’s grade)

Danny Evans (Eastern Suburbs)

May Cup (Awarded for the best batting performance in Premier Cricket)

Joint winners: Adam Williams (Naenae Old Boys) and Aaron McCash (North City)

Sam Platt Cup (Awarded for best over all performance in Wellington Club Cricket)

Lee Edwards (Karori)

Club Ground of the Year (Awarded to the ground whose pitches have received the highest average marks from captains and umpires reports throughout the season)

Kelburn Park (Groundsman Bob McPhail)

Mike Curtis Cup – Recognising Volunteer Service to Club Cricket

Rick Mudgway (Johnsonville Cricket Club)

Women’s Club Cricketer of the Year

Megan Wakefield (Johnsonville) 599 points

Men’s Club Cricketer of the Year

Hazlett Trophy Grade - Barry Rhodes (Johnsonville)
Pearce Cup Grade - Lee Edwards (Karori)

THE PREMIER AND SENIOR CLUB AWARDS

Senior Competition – One Day Championship

Petone-Riverside

Senior Competition – Twenty20 Championship

Joint winners: Upper Hutt and Johnsonville

Overall Senior Competition winner awarded the Hazlett Trophy

Wellington Collegians

Premier Competition – One Day Championship

Karori

Premier Competition – Twenty20 Championship

Joint winners: Onslow and Naenae Old Boys

Overall Premier Competition winners awarded the Pearce Cup

Eastern Suburbs

NORWOOD AWARDS

UMPIRE OF THE YEAR (Awarded to the umpire who received the highest marks throughout the season in club and representative fixtures)

Evan Watkin

BEST & MOST ENTERPRISING CAPTAIN (Voted by the umpires who rank captains across the course of the season)

Simon Baker (Karori)

WOMEN’S OUTSTANDING FIELDER

Liz Perry

MEN’S OUTSTANDING FIELDER

Luke Woodcock

MEN’S BEST ALL ROUNDER

Stewart Rhodes

WOMEN’S OUTSTANDING BOWLER

Sophie Devine

MEN’S OUTSTANDING BOWLER

Andy McKay

WOMEN’S OUTSTANDING BATSMAN

Sophie Devine

MEN’S OUTSTANDING BATSMAN

Luke Woodcock

WOMEN’S CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

Sophie Devine

MEN’S CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

Luke Woodcock

 

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