OCA Community Award Winners (2019/20)

07 Sep 2020

OCA Community Award Winners (2019/20)

With Otago Cricket's Professional Awards to be held this Friday (11th September), check out who were our Community Award Winners for the 2019-20 season. Otago Cricket would like to congratulate all winners on their contribution to Cricket in Otago. 

2019-20 Community Cricket Award Winners:

Under 15 Schoolgirls Tournament  Dunedin  
Secondary Schoolgirls Tournament  Dunedin  
Under 15 Boys Tournament  Otago Country  
Under 17 Boys Tournament  Southland  
Stewart McKnight Cup  Otago Country  
District Shield  Otago Country  
Otago National Club Championships  Taieri Cricket Club  
Gillette Cup  Postponed Term 4   
Gillette Venus (Bates Cup) Postponed Term 4   
SuperSmash Schools T20 Cup Verdon College  
NZC Cup   Postponed Term 4   
NZC Shield  Balmacewen Intermediate  
McCullum Cup  Not Played 2019  
Otago Under 15 Girls Batsman of Year  Chloe Deerness Chloe finished as Otago's highest runs scorer and 10th overall for the tournament. Chloe batted in the middle order, controlled our batting innings, running especially well. between wickets to create a strike rate.
Otago Under 15 Girls Bowler of Year  Louisa Kotkamp Louisa finished the Tournament as the Leading wicket taker with 12 wickets, including a hattrick against Northern Districts. Louisa bowled with good pace.
Otago Under 15 Girls Outstanding Performer  Hannah Wilson Hannah was the Tournaments second highest wicket taker (behind Louisa - Otago 1 & 2). She swung the ball and bowled with absolute control throughout. As our opening bowler she set the tone. With the bat Hannah was our second leading run scorer also.
Otago Under 19 50-Over Player of Year  Megan Meltzer Megan was a standout batswoman at the U19 Girls National Tournament for Otago. She performed especially well in the 50-over format of the tournament with a high score of 37. She also played a pivotal role with the ball during the 50-over matches. Megan’s progress this season was acknowledged with selection in the Otago Sparks in the second half of the season.
Otago Under 19 T20 Player of Year  Bhagya Herath Bhagya was an integral part of the U19G T20 matches during the U19 Girls National Tournament. She showcased a wide range of shots suited to the shortest format and top scored with 50. Bhagya also showed that she is a treat in T20 cricket bowling with control and good changes of pace. Bhagya was also an important member of the Otago Sparks this season.
Otago Under 19 Women Rising Star Paige Loggenberg Paige was one of the younger members of the Otago U19 Girls Squad. Paige is a competitor who was able to contribute with both bat and ball at the tournament. She was able to bowl a challenge line and length, as well as chip-in with vital runs. She was held the highest individual score for Otago U19 Girls during the National Tournament with an unbeaten 49.
Otago Under 17 Batsman of Year  Xavier Chisholm Xavier is an explosive top-order batsman who helped Otago U17 Boys strongly compete at the U17 National Tournament this season. With a top score of 135, Xavier scored 263 runs in 5 innings at an average of 53.
Otago Under 17 Bowler of Year  Toby Hart  Toby performed exceptionally well with the ball in his first national tournament. Toby is a tall seam bowler who is capable of matching the quickest bowlers at U17 National level. Using his pace and bowling accurately, Toby collected 12 wickets at the National Tournament at an average of 15.
Otago Under 17 Outstanding Performer  Jacob Cumming Jacob showed that he has all four skills-sets at the U17 Boys National Tournament. He batted, bowled, fielded, and captained exceptionally well. With the bat, he scored 291 runs at an average of 58, he took 7 wickets with the ball at an average of 28, and was able to lead the group with his fielding and batting skills. As a promising young player, Jacob’s performances at national, school, and club level were rewarded with an Otago A debut against Auckland A in Invercargill during March.
Otago Under 19 Batsman of Year  Cam Jackson Cam opening the batting for Otago U19 Boys at the U19 Boys National Tournament. Cam showcased the growth of his batting skills by taking on the opening bowlers hitting them over the top down the ground and square of the wicket on both sides of the ground. Cam scored 308 runs in 8 innings finishing 4th top run scorer at the National Tournament. His progress was rewarded with matches for Otago A during the 2nd half of the season.
Otago Under 19 Bowler of Year  Ben Hatton Ben lead Otago U19’s bowling attack during the U19 Boys National Tournament. Ben bowled accurately, was able to swing the ball, and demonstrated a number of variations through the middle over and death. Ben took 10 wickets at an average of 19, with best bowling figures of 3-22. Ben’s progress was rewarded with opportunities to train with the Wider Training Group and the Otago Volts.
Otago Under 19 Outstanding Performer  Beckham Wheeler-Greenall Beckham played an essential role in Otago U19’s National Tournament as a bowler, batsman, fielder, and captain. Beckham scored 240 runs at an average of 30 and strike rate of 94. He was also an important holding bowler taking 5 wickets at an economy of 4.55. Beckham’s performances at national level were rewarded with selection for New Zealand U19 Team who played in the World Cup in South Africa during January. His game continued to flourish at the tournament, playing an important role with both bat and ball to take NZ to a 4th place finish.
Otago A Batsman of Year  Llew Johnson Following on from a very successful 2018-19, Llew Johnson continued to dominate at club, Hawke cup, and provincial A level. Llew is an explosive batsman who is capable of changing the tempo of his teams’ innings. With a club average of 30 and Otago A average of 42, including a score of 106 against Canterbury A, Llew scored just under 1000 runs this season and averaged 37.
Otago A Bowler of Year  Angus McKenzie In his first year for Otago A, Angus McKenzie was able to bowl with discipline across all three formats. Angus’ ability to hold length was rewarded with 34 wickets at an average of 21 across all formats. He was also rewarded with involvement in the Volts and selection in the Volts 50-over squad.
Otago A Outstanding Performer  Travis Muller Travis also followed on from a very successful 2018-19 season with an outstanding 2019-20 season with both the bat and ball. Travis consistently bowled with pace and accuracy collecting over 60 wickets across all formats. He also showed he is a capable batsman with a high score of 65 against Canterbury A in Rangiora and was an integral member of North East Valley’s Bing Harris-winning batting unit with a club average of 30.
George Clement Morris Match Official Award  Derek Walker This season Derek stood in his 100th First Class match again displaying his longevity in the game. Derek is an active member of the Local Umpires and Scorers group here, often taking time out of his own schedule to assist the growth of others in our region. Derek was a member of the ICC second tier International Umpire's Panel in 2012. He made his International debut in 2012 in a T20 International.
Contribution to Coaching  Glynn Cameron Glynn has shown outstanding commitment and passion towards coaching for the last 25 years. Glynn has been coaching since he left school in 1996 when he coached the Union Cricket Club Junior Team until 2002. During the period 2000 to 2010 Glynn was for various periods Selector /Coach of the North Otago Third Form, Under 15, Under 17, Under 19 and Hawke Cup Teams. When Waitaki Boys High School and St Kevin’s College were unable to source a coach he coached each of the 1st Xl for a season. When Jack, Glynn’s eldest son started cricket in 2009, Glynn reverted back to primary cricket and has been coach of the St Joseph’s School teams for the last 10 seasons. During this period, he has also coached the North Otago Primary A, B and Development teams. Glynn for the 2018/2019 & 2019/2020 season coached the NOCA SIPST Boys team and has helped out coaching the U15 & U17 Rep teams in 2020. In the history of the North Otago Cricket Assn Glynn is the only person to have played and coached all of the representative teams. During his spare time, he has also coached Touch Rugby, Basketball and Rugby. Glynn’s commitment to coaching and playing shows his love of the game and his generosity in giving back to the North Otago community. Glynn would be a deserving recipient of this award. Glynn as a result was also awarded the NZC Community Award for Contribution to Coaching, congratulations.
Outstanding Individual Performance  Tim McCormick Otago Country fought hard to haul in Mid Canterbury‘s 1st innings total of 327 and were 89 runs short with 3 wickets in hand at one stage but Tim McCormick got the side through to a first innings lead with a magnificent 146 off 185 balls and Otago Country hauled in the target with two wickets to spare. End result being a Hawke Cup challenge for Otago Country.
Contribution to Community Cricket  Lauren Shaw Lauren Shaw, Maniototo Cricket Club. Lauren has been the Maniototo Club Secretary and Treasurer for 5 years and has been the driving force behind the development of cricket in the Maniototo sub-district. Recognising her contribution, Lauren was invited to join the Otago Country Cricket Association Board in 2018 as Junior Advisory Board member. In addition to her voluntary administrative work Lauren has also coached the Maniototo Bulls cricket team which has produced several age group district representatives including Briar Duncan, Ella Gibson (Primary Girls) and Sage Patterson (Primary Boys). A few highlights from Lauren’s tenure at Maniototo: • 2018 Maniototo Big Bash – a social T20 tournament involving pre-amalgamation clubs from across the Maniototo and Alexandra. The tournament involved the participation of 8 teams across a weekend including two social functions. The tournament raised over $13,000 that was put toward junior cricket in the Maniototo. Lauren was secretary/treasurer of the organising committee. • Growth of junior cricket – in the last season Junior cricket in Maniototo grew by with an additional two teams entered in the Central Otago Junior competition. • In 2019/20 season an all-girls hard ball cricket team was entered into the competition.