The Wingham Junior Cricket Club held their end-of-year presentation on Friday night at the Wingham Golf Club.
With life members Trevor Bell, Sue Thomas, Bob Staff and John Delaney present it was a fitting end to what was a fine season for the Wingham kids.
Special guests were Bev Dawson, who presented the Terry Dawson memorial shield, and Luke Miner, the newly appointed Mid North Coast Cricket Manager.
The following trophies were presented:
Under 10 Sixers (coach Gary Crawford)
- Batting aggregate - over age - Ned Crawford
- Batting aggregate & average - respective age - Lincoln Smith
- Bowling average and aggregate - over age - Ned Crawford
- Bowling average and aggregate - respective age - Arabella Roohan
- Most catches - Ned Crawford
- Most improved - Sam Harris
- Coaches Award - Angus Abbott
- Encouragement Award - Hunter Lucas
Under 10 Thunder (coach Aaron Murray)
- Batting aggregate - over age - Shawn Griffin
- Batting aggregate & average - respective age - Gus Loretan
- Bowling aggregate - over age - Shawn Griffin
- Bowling average and aggregate - respective age - Rylie Murray
- Most catches - Rylie Murray
- Most improved - Josh Oliver & Jack Wheatley
- Most Consistent - Gus Loretan
- Encouragement Award - Blake Wilson
- Johnny Martin U10 Player of the Year - Rylie Murray
Under 12 (coaches Col McTaggart, Josh McTaggart and Hudson Bird)
- Batting aggregate - Jackson Barry
- Batting average - Cae Allan
- Bowling aggregate - Drew Gosper
- Bowling average Oscar Platt
- Most catches - Jackson Barry
- Most improved - Lachlan Dawson
- Most Consistent - Jackson Barry
- Encouragement Award - Riley Lane
- Terry Dawson Memorial trophy U12 Player of the Year - Jackson Barry
No under 14 side
Under 16 (coach Brad Staff)
- Batting aggregate & average - Blake Thompson
- Bowling average - overage - Jack Campbell
- Bowling aggregate - Blake Thompson
- Most catches - Nathan Smith & Jack Campbell
- Most improved - Oliver Irvine
- Most Consistent - Cooper Staff
- Encouragement Award - Jack Shepherd
- Pat Pearson Shield U16 Player of the Year - Blake Thompson
The Thomas Family Junior Player of the Year award went to Angus Abbot while the Kenny French Senior Club Person of the Year went to Col McTaggart. Col, Josh and Hudson also picked up the Staff Family trophy for the coach of the year, while Blake Thompson picked up the coveted Player of the Year award for his outstanding efforts during the year.
Club president thanked everybody for participating and hoped they'd be back next year.
Luke Miner made the special announcement that the WJCC was successful in obtaining a grant for $2,500 from the GrassRoots Cricket fund which will go towards some much appreciated junior equipment.
With the festivities done with the cricket whites can now get properly bleached in the sun. If anyone wishes to play junior cricket next year please contact club secretary Joe Taylor on 0418 758983.