Howzat! Trish wins top award
THE success of women’s cricket in Mareeba has culminated in the ultimate honour for the dedication, hard work and determination of one very driven player and adminstrator.
Mareeba Cricket Club secretary Trisha Spry was awarded Cricket Queensland’s Volunteer of the Year last weekend.
She said she was honoured to win and it means a lot to her but she couldn’t have done it without help.
“It is a little bit surreal,” she said.
“I am very proud of what I have achieved but it is very much a club effort. I haven’t done it just on my own. Without those that helped it wouldn’t have happened at all.”
She said the award was given to her for starting up the Milo and T20 programs in Mareeba.
Prior to that there hadn’t been a program running for a couple of seasons.
Mrs Spry said it was also for getting the Lacy Bra Cup up and running and that in turn led to a Cricket Far North Ladies Competition.
“I am more than interested in anyone who’d like to help in the next season,” she said
“If ladies are interested in getting involved they can.
“Community sport is a fantastic way to get to know new people and get involved in something. You may not want to play yourself, but you may be able to help out with some skills sets that you have. It doesn’t mean you have to play but you can still be involved.”
She said the Lacy Bra Cup will run a winter program in June/July.
She said Cricket Far North will potentially run a winter competition as well.
Contact the Mareeba Cricket Facebook page for more information.
Cricket Queensland’s has names Trisha Spry as Queensland Volunteer of the Year.