White re-elected Waves president
Kelvin White will continue as Western Waves Cricket Region president.
Members elected him and other officials at a meeting and presentation day in Hamilton.
Other officials are vice-president, Chris Leith; secretary, Lloyd Ilett; treasurer, David Webb; board members, Grant Myers, Bill Somers, Jeshua Ross; umpires representative, John Donegan; women’s cricket representative, Grace Lee; Victorian Country Cricket League board representative, Lloyd Illett; VCCL selector, Glen Kelson.
Highlights of the day included the inaugural presentation of two pathway awards named in honour of players who represented the region at state championship level before continuing their contribution as managers and coaches.
The Shae Johnson Female Pathway Player of the Year award, a memorial to Shae Johnson who died in 2016, went to Alyssa Humphries from Casterton who produced strong championship performances at under-16 level. Other female age-group winners were Anna Habel, Minyip, under-18s, and Jessica Field, Dunkeld, under-14s.
The Tim Ludeman Male Pathway Player of the Year award acknowledged the region’s most eminent player. The award went to Russell’s Creek, Warrnambool under-16 player Dom Bandara.
Officials also presented a Western Waves team of the year featuring Wimmera players Simon Hopper, Homers, Lachie Watts, Blackheathdimboola, Matthew Combe, Horsham Saints and Patrick Gregory, St Arnaud. A Malcolm Roberts award for services to regional cricket went to Norm Gibson of Grassmere association.
Mr White also announced a life-membership for Gordon Mcleod of Warrnambool.