Derek Scott and John Wright to be remembered
There will be fitting tributes to Derek Scott and John Wright at the Cricket Ireland Awards this year when their names will be associated with two of the most prestigious awards of the evening.
The award for Volunteer of the Year will be made in Derek’s honour and that for an Outstanding Contribution to Irish Cricket in honour of John.
The Cricket Writers’ of Ireland will also be announcing the latest inductees to the Hall of Fame with speculation that there may be a couple of ‘firsts’ in the category.
For their Awards in 2017 Cricket Ireland sought nominations from the provincial unions and convened a judging panel to whittle these down to the finalists and indeed lick and seal the envelopes containing the names of the winners themselves.
Those envelopes will be opened and the winners announced at the Awards evening in Dublin on November 17th.
List of Nominations:
Men’s International Player of the Year: Kevin O'Brien, William Porterfield, Paul Stirling.
Women’s International Player of the Year: Gaby Lewis, Rachel Delaney, Isobel Joyce.
International Emerging Player of the Year Award: Jacob Mulder, Aoife Beggs, Rachel Delaney.
Inter-Provincial Player of the Year: George Dockrell, Kevin O'Brien, James Shannon.
Male Youth International Player of the Year: Harry Tector, Josh Little, Graham Kennedy, Mitchell Thompson.
Female Youth International Player of the Year: Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Amy Hunter.
Male Academy Player of the Year: James Shannon, Simi Singh
Female Academy Player of the Year: Lara Maritz, Leah Paul.
Groundsman of the Year: Dale McDonough, Matt Read, Trevor Hamilton.
Official of the Year: Mary McElwee, Gerard O'Sullivan, Andrew Mooney.
Coach of the Year: Julie Logue, Kamal Merchant, Ryan Eagleson.
Super 3s Player of the Year: Kim Garth, Laura Delany, Mary Waldron.
Club Player of the Year: George Dockrell, Nigel Jones, David Rankin.
Club of the Year: Waringstown CC, Ballyspallen CC, Limerick CC.