Howzat! Tr­ish wins top award

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

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.

Pic­ture: Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

Cricket Queens­land’s has names Trisha Spry as Queens­land Vol­un­teer of the Year.

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