Award pre­sen­ta­tions round off a suc­cess­ful cricket sea­son

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT - By DAVID FOS­TER

WITH the pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­monies com­pleted for De­latite Cricket Club and the Be­nalla and District Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion (BDCA), the 2013/14 sea­son has come to a con­clu­sion.

De­latite play­ers fea­tured promi­nently in awards given out at the BDCA evening.

Rumesh Ranasinghe won the best bowl­ing av­er­ages cat­e­gory in the home and away sea­son in di­vi­sion one, tak­ing 25 wick­ets at an aver­age of 9.88.

De­latite di­vi­sion one cap­tain, Andrew Startin, took out the field­ing tro­phy with 11 catches and three run outs.

In di­vi­sion two, James Bartlett com­pre­hen­sively won the best wick­et­keeper award with 11 catches to which he added an­other five dur­ing the fi­nals se­ries.

Matt Steven­son was voted as the best player in Be­nalla’s Mel­bourne Coun­try Week cam­paign.

Based on the home and away games plus fi­nals per­for­mances, De­latite’s pre­sen­ta­tions saw Andrew Startin win the club’s di­vi­sion one batting and field­ing awards while Matt Steven­son was best bowler.

For the di­vi­sion two side, cap­tain Aaron Madsen was ad­judged as both best bats­man and bowler, while James Bartlett clearly took the field­ing award.

The Cap­tain’s Award in di­vi­sion one went to James Cousins and to Aran Maloney in di­vi­sion two.

Oliver Pear­son was a pop­u­lar win­ner of the Best First Year Player tro­phy, with Ty­lar Smith tak­ing great strides this sea­son to win the Most Im­proved Player award.

The club cham­pion tro­phy was a close run af­fair be­tween the two cap­tains with Aaron Madsen just edg­ing out last sea­son’s holder Andrew Startin.

No one man­aged a century this sea­son, but best bowl­ing per­for­mances went to David Fos­ter 5/18 and Colin God­ber 5/25.

Madsen cre­ated a hat trick sen­sa­tion whereas the un­cov­eted Duck award went to Ro­han West.

De­latite Cricket Club is for­tu­nate to have a won­der­ful set of vol­un­teers.

Naomi Camp­bell and Tammy Pur­cell were recog­nised for their wide-rang­ing as­sis­tance through­out the sea­son while Paul Dun­can and Tony Fraser re­ceived ac­co­lades for their scor­ing ef­forts.

The club is ap­pre­cia­tive of the great sup­port from its spon­sors Alpine Butch­ery, Marks IGA, Robbo’s Glass, BP Road­house, Mans­field Plumb­ing, Carey’s Paint Place and Bill Sykes (MLA, Be­nalla).

CRICKET AWARDS: James Bartlett, Rumesh Ranas­inghe, Matt Stevenson and An­drew Startin with their awards at the Be­nalla and District Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion pre­sen­ta­tions.

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