Annual Awards for Junior Cricketers
High Honours for Our Players
Gordon Juniors awards three players for their efforts each season. Our club honours a Junior Cricket of the Year with the Mal Hall Trophy.
We also have a Special Performance Award - the Clyde Coltman Award. The third award is the Kingsgrove Sports Promising Cricketer Award.
Managers are asked to nominate a player for the awards at the end of the season. The Juniors Committee decides the winners.
Three promising Gordon Juniors were honoured in the club's annual awards for the 2015/16 season.
Will Stanley - who plays in both U11 Gold and U12 Red - was named Player of the Season. Will scored a total of 436 runs at an average of 33.5 and took 14 wickets at an average of 14.8 for both teams.
Cedar Barry - U10 Orange - received the Special Performance Award. His enthusiasm, encouragement and sporting competitiveness helped to bind a team of boys who had never really met each other at the start of the year and were a collection of kids from different schools. Cedar top scored in Gordon’s semi-final with 20 not out - most importantly scoring runs when his team needed them the most. Cedar reflects what Gordon Junior cricket is about - mateship, teamwork, support and encouragement for all his teammates and respect for his opposition.
Josh Brayshaw - from the U12 Gold team - received the Kingsgrove Sports Promising Player of the Year Award. Josh - that's him with club President Tony Wright - scored 264 runs at an average of 52.8 and took 18 wickets at an average of 8.9.
Daimon Pin was the player of the season picking up the coveted Mal Hall Award. Daimon - from U11 Red - was the leading run scorer and wicket taker for the NSJCA U11 Division 1. He scored 353 runs at 70.6 and took 22 wickets at an averaged of 5.91.
The Clyde Coltman Award for outstanding achievement went to Tatsumi Mochizuki, left, from our U12 Blues. Tats, as he is known to his teammates, only started playing two season ago having never touched a cricket bat or ball.
Archie McGurk picked up the Kingsgrove Sports Most Promising Cricketer of the Year award. Archie - who plays for the U10 Red side - bats, bowls leg spin and is a mean fielder and wicket keeper.
In 2013/14, Tom Wright was the Gordon District Junior Cricket Club Player of the Year. He received the coveted Mal Hall Award.
Josh Rizk – who played for the U14/15 Blue side – was Junior Cricket of the Year for 2012/13. He scored 248 runs at an average of 35.43. His highest score was 80 not out. He was the ninth highest run scorer in the competition. With the ball, Josh took 13 wickets at an average of 8.54. He was second leading wicket taker in the competition. Josh was selected to represent the NSJCA – a fitting reward for his season.
Will Hampson has won the Clyde Coltman Award for special achievement. The award recognises a player who contributed to the greater good of Gordon Juniors through selfless deeds on the field. Will – who played for the U11 Reds – received the award for his bravery and commitment to the club when helping U13 Blues and U16/17 Black on occassions. For a report on Will’s heroics please click here. Will is also an NSJCA rep player.
In the 2011/12 season, Ben Dowling (U10 Red) was named Junior Cricketer of the Year. Jason Manoharan (U14 Blue) received the Clyde Coltman Award for Special Performance during the season.
In 2010/11, Raymond Su (U11 Green) won the Mal Hall Trophy while Alex Vaughan (U14/15) received the Clyde Coltman Award.
As well, the NSJCA has a number of awards in all U10 to U16/17 competitions to the players who, at the completion of the competition rounds, have:
• The highest aggregate runs