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 PUMAS CELEBRATE 2017/18 IN STYLE 

 

The Pennant Hills District Cricket Club's annual presentation night was held at the Blue Elephant Restaurant City Rd Pennant Hills at 6.30pm on Saturday night 7th April 2018. Over 30 players and Club Officials attended a very funny and  jovial evening where the player's and the Club's continuing success in the 2017/18 season were celebrated in style.

Highlights of the event were the various awards to the winners of most runs and wickets in all grades and competitions which this season were quite spectacular. There were 6 centuries (there were none last year) and 14 x 5 wicket or better over the past season. This was due to the hard work of the players and your Committee's work in providing expert coaching at training and executing its various strategic plans.

The direct consequence of the improved player performance was Club's climb in the Club Championships ladder from 14th to a very credible 11th. We could have finished 9th but for some close losses over all of the grades. 

Another measure of the success of your Committee's plans to promote the youthful players into the higher grades was the increase from 21 to 28 players who were eligible and available for the Frank Gray Shield competition on Sundays.

Individually English import Joshua Blake from Sutton CC had a stellar season. As First team opening bat  and wicket keeper he scored 629 runs at an average of 62.90 with 2 centuries and 2 x 90s. His best was 157 n.o. vs North West Sydney. In total he scored 978 runs at an average of 61.13 for the Club this season. As such he was the Club's Champion Cricketer of the year with a record of 121 points which was the best ever since 1957/58 when the famous prestigious trophy was inaugurated.

Overall Pennant Hills District Cricket Club had a splendid 2017/18 season and this was evident in the attendance and the camaraderie on presentation night. 

Everyone is excited about next season having regard to the immense progress your Committee and the Club has made in all areas of its operations over the last 4 years and especially this past season.

 

The trophy winners (INCLUDING THEIR AVERAGES) for PENNANT HILLS DCC for 2017/18 are.....

The trophy winners are

1st Grade

Most Runs            Joshua Blake                                   629 runs @ 62.90

Most Wickets      Najeeb Azzimi                                  28 wkts @  20.50              

 

2nd Grade       

MR                       Richard Simpson                                 323 runs  @ 26.92

MW                     Richard Simpson                                  22 wkts @ 20.14

 

3rd Grade

MR                       Brijesh Pardesi                               386 runs @ 32.17

MW                      Brijesh Pardesi                               25 wkts @ 8.84

 

4th Grade

MR                     Joseph Schmitzer                            404 runs @ 25.25

MW                   Jack Bakker                                         24 wkts @ 15.42

 

Tim Creer-Pumas

MR                     Indy Gunawardhana                               164 runs  @ 9.65

MW                  Arun   Kumar                                               10 wkts @  17.50   


Tim Creer-Panthers

MR                    Aman Chhokar                               556 runs  @ 42.77

MW                   Moshsin Afzal                                    37 wkts @  10.27  

 

 

Frank Gray

                         Joshua Blake                                       150 runs  @ 30

                        Nishanth Balaguruswamy                  9 wkts @ 20.44

 

Masters

                      Mitch Sturt                                              176 runs @ 35.20

                        Mitch Sturt                                             13 wkts @ 15.54


 

 Classics

                      Mark Bosomworth                                     186 runs @ 46.50

                      Michael Gal                                               9 wkts @ 17.67

 

Club Champion

                       Joshua Blake        121 points