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
Most Runs Joshua Blake 629 runs @ 62.90
Most Wickets Najeeb Azzimi 28 wkts @ 20.50
MR Richard Simpson 323 runs @ 26.92
MW Richard Simpson 22 wkts @ 20.14
MR Brijesh Pardesi 386 runs @ 32.17
MW Brijesh Pardesi 25 wkts @ 8.84
MR Joseph Schmitzer 404 runs @ 25.25
MW Jack Bakker 24 wkts @ 15.42
MR Indy Gunawardhana 164 runs @ 9.65
MW Arun Kumar 10 wkts @ 17.50
MR Aman Chhokar 556 runs @ 42.77
MW Moshsin Afzal 37 wkts @ 10.27
Joshua Blake 150 runs @ 30
Nishanth Balaguruswamy 9 wkts @ 20.44
Mitch Sturt 176 runs @ 35.20
Mitch Sturt 13 wkts @ 15.54
Mark Bosomworth 186 runs @ 46.50
Michael Gal 9 wkts @ 17.67
Joshua Blake 121 points