Bartholomew takes big prize at awards


One of Horowhenua-Kapiti’s crop of young fast bowlers has won the big prize at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s endof-sea­son awards.

Fraser Bartholomew won the De Cas­tro Cup for player of the sea­son, and the Hud­son Cup for best bowler, at the awards night ear­lier this month.

The teenage right-armer was re­warded for a sea­son where he opened the bowl­ing for the H-K rep team con­sis­tently.

Bartholomew’s high­light per­for­mance was a sec­ond-in­nings spell of 5-25 against Taranaki, which al­most al­lowed his team to de­fend 64. H-K even­tu­ally lost by two wick­ets.

The Levin-based Horowhenua Col­lege stu­dent was se­lected for the Cen­tral Dis­tricts un­der-19 side, along­side new-ball part­ner Liam Pin­fold, ear­lier in the sea­son.

Trent McGrath was awarded the Scia Scia cup for se­nior men’s bat­ting, while Jamie Pin­fold picked up the Bartlett and Wil­lets cup for most im­proved se­nior men’s player.

Young left-handed bats­man Bai­ley Te Tomo, who made his full H-K de­but this sea­son, won ju­nior player of the year and the un­der-17 bat­ting tro­phy, while Caleb O’Con­nell, who was se­lected for the CD un­der-17 team, was awarded the un­der-17 player of the sea­son and bowl­ing tro­phies. Ben Wat­son rounded off the un­der-17 tro­phies by win­ning most im­proved player.

The H-K un­der-17 side were awarded the Vince Robin­son Cup for team of the year.

Bartholomew’s Levin Old Boys were Se­nior A T20 and Se­nior B one-day cham­pi­ons and had been strong in re­cent times, but the sea­son was dom­i­nated by Para­pa­raumu Cricket Club.

They won the Coastal Chal­lenge, H-K two-day ti­tle and the se­nior A one-day ti­tle in three con­sec­u­tive weeks in late March and early April, as well as snar­ing the se­nior B and pres­i­dents T20 ti­tles.

Kapiti Old Boys won the pre­mier 2 ti­tle, and Otaki Sports Club were the pres­i­dents one-day cham­pi­ons.

The event was held at the Basil Net­ten Cricket Cen­tre. Cen­tral Stags pace bowler Navin Pa­tel was the guest speaker at the awards - he talked about his child­hood in the UK, his fam­ily’s move to New Zealand when he was nine and his break­through into the full Stags side.

Fraser Bartholomew and new-ball part­ner Liam Pin­fold. Bartholomew is the reign­ing H-K crick­eter of the year.

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