Harwood’s Ben McMahon (far left), Tim McMahon, Matt Young and Nathan Essex show off their trophies.
Harwood’s Ben McMahon (far left), Tim McMahon, Matt Young and Nathan Essex show off their trophies.

Ensby grabs top honour

HARWOOD scooped the pool at the Clarence River Cricket Association (CRCA) presentation night at the Grafton District Services Club on Saturday.

It was a stellar night for the Harwood club which picked up seven awards including the major and minor premierships.

Rising star Ben McMahon was voted the Daily Examiner Rookie of the Year.

McMahon was also voted the Premier League’s best fieldsman.

Evergreen spin bowler Matt Young received the Bowling Award and was also named best spin bowler in the Premier League.

Middle-order batsman Mark Ensbey edged out a strong field to win the Daily Examiner Cricketer of the Year.

Brothers captain Mick Summers took out the prestigious 2GF Premier League Player of the Year while Easts’ Doug Harris claimed the highest batting average, the Russell Ellem All-rounder of the Year and the batting award.

The Representative Player of the Year went to Coutts Crossing’s talented opening bowler Brad Chard.

It was an emotional night for Westlawn legend Tony ‘Skully’ Blanch who was made a life member of the CRCA. Blanch is the 21st person to receive the honour.

The Clarence Valley Dream Team was also honoured on the night with captain Neil Martin and top-order batsman Russell Ellem delighting the crowd with their stories from the past.



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