Bowler on the ball at awards
By JURIS GRANEY
THE Lower Clarence Cricket Association (LCCA) presentation evening was dominated by two players ? Luke Many and Aaron Jones.
Many, one of the LCCA's most devastating bowlers and competent batsman, picked up the coveted cricketer of the year award while also taking out the first-grade bowling aggregate award with 36 wickets.
He also won the Greg Chappell Cricket Centre first-grade player of the year.
Jones, who had an outstanding year, collected not only the highly sought after Clarence River Fishermen's Co-Operative junior cricketer of the year award but The Daily Examiner-sponsored rookie of the year prize.
Junior Brett O'Connor, who amassed more than 1000 runs this year in several different grades as well as junior cricket won the Peter Carr Memorial trophy for 21 wicketkeeping dismissals as well as picking up the Under-14 all-rounder of the year award.
Ben McMahon won the Under-12 all-rounder of the year award.
LCCA president Matt Ardrey said the association's juniors performed well this year.
"There were seven nominations for junior cricketer of the year which goes to show you the depth of talent in this region," he said.
"All our juniors performed incredibly this year."
More than 130 people turned out for the night at the Yamba Bowling Club, a good response, according to Ardrey.
"Luke Many had a great year and to win both the major awards shows what a fine year he had," Ardrey said.
"This year was a successful one for everyone and we hope to see all these cricketers back next year."