David Morton (CSNI)
Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club recently held their annual Awards Dinner at the Pavilion, Stormont.
The Awards night was a chance for all players young and old and partners to relax and celebrate the season just past. The Club Awards were presented throughout the night and everyone was thoroughly entertained by Colin Barkley and magician, Rodd Hogg.
Pictured: Stephen Dyer, Youth Convenor, CSNICC, Rahul Gondhia, U15 Bowler of the Year, Brian Walsh, President of Cricket Ireland, Adam Simmonite, U15 All-rounder of the Year and Ivan McMinn, CSNICC Chairman
Speaking at the Awards Dinner Club Chairman, Ivan McMinn, said: 2017 proved to be a season of consolidation for our Club. Our 1st XI dug deep to secure Premier League cricket next year and our 5th XI demonstrated the strength and depth within our Club by winning Junior League 6. Our other Junior League teams continued to perform well within the respective leagues.
Pictured: Brian Walsh, President of Cricket Ireland, Nikhita Gondhia, Coaches Recognition Award, Abbi Leckey, Ladies Bowler of the Year, Jennie McRoberts, Batswoman of the Year, Chris Elliott, Ladies Coach, Alison Cowan, Ladies Player of the Year and Ivan McMinn, CSNICC Chairman.
It has been a busy season on and especially off the field as we continue to implement our long term strategy at the Club and the appointment of Tim Simmonite as Director of Cricket will be key in achieving our long term goals. We are already seeing the dividends of the hard work of our youth coaches with our Under 11 team being crowned all Ireland champions, a truly exceptional achievement by all involved.
I must also thank everyone who has contributed to the running of the Club during the past year. The assistance of parents and players are invaluable to the success of our Club.
I was delighted to present Peter McMorran with Honorary Life Membership of CSNICC in recognition of all Peters efforts at the Club. Peter has also just completed a very successful spell as the NCU President and I must say the Club of very proud of what Peter achieved during his spell as President.
Peter McMorran (right), received Honorary Life Membership of CSNICC from Ivan McMinn, CSNICC Chairman..
It was pleasing to see so many members of the Club here tonight and Colin and Rodd have provided superb entertainment.
The Awards were presented between courses and the winners were as follows;
Harry McCammon Club Player of the Year Stephen Dyer
Peter Lunney Clubman of the Year Chris Elliott
Right: Peter Lunney presents his Clubman of the Year Award to Chris Elliott.
CSNICC Young Player of the Year Aaron Wright
Simon Corlett Cup -1st XI Player of the Year Graeme McCarter
2nd XI Player of the Year Stevie Ross
3rd XI Player of the Year Robert Morrow
4th XI Player of the Year Stuart Smyth
5th XI Player of the Year - Chris Cahoon
6th XI Player of the Year Amit Patinik
Honorary Life Membership Peter McMorran
Pictured: Brian Walsh, President of Cricket Ireland, Aaron Wright, Young Player of the Year, Stephen Dyer, Harry McCammon Club Player of the Year, Mike Smyth, whose son Stuart was 4th XI Player of the Year and scored 108 runs in an innings, Nicky McMinn, who scored 109 runs in an innings this season, Chris Elliott, who scored 107 in an innings this season, Stevie Ross, 2nd XI Player of the Year, Matthew Neil, who took 5 wickets for 21 runs in a match this season, Robert Morrow, 3rd XI Player of the Year, Amit Patinik, 6th XI Player of the Year, Chris Cahoon, 5th XI Player of the Year and also scored 107 runs in an innings this season and Ivan McMinn, CSNICC Chairman.
Player of the Year Alison Cowan
Batswoman of the Year Jennie McRoberts
Bowler of the Year Abbi Leckey
All-rounder of the Year Jemma Gillan
Coaches Recognition Award Nikhita Gondhia
Batsman of the Year John Gibbons
Bowler of the Year Rahul Gondhia
All-rounder of the Year Adam Simmonite
CSNICC Academy Player of the Year Archie Johnston
An enjoyable night was had by all who attended and while some of the older hands maybe taking a short break following the season, the Clubs Winter Academy is already underway as we look to build on the Under 11s success last year and create the next the next pool of Senior and 1st XI players.