Association president George Auckram, right, presents the A-grade Player of the Year trophy to Troy McDonald.
Association president George Auckram, right, presents the A-grade Player of the Year trophy to Troy McDonald.

Troy takes top award



CECIL Hotel's Troy McDonald has been named Casino District Cricket Association (CDCA) A-grade Player of the Year.

McDonald was awarded The Northern Star-sponsored trophy at the CDCA presentation night.

The fast bowler, who claimed 56 wickets in the 2004-05 season, also took out the A-grade bowling aggregate and bowling average (6.14).

It was a big night for Cecil Hotel Cricket Club, which claim-ed the A-grade minor and major premierships and overall club championship, as well as the A-grade one-day title.

The 2004-05 season also was good to the Royal Hotel Cricket Club, which won the reserve grade minor and major premierships, B-grade minor and major premierships, and reserve grade one-day title.

South Casino were the B-grade one-day champions.

Individual award winners this season:

A-grade: Batting aggregate, Adam Morris (407); batting average, Ben Zeller (36.44); bowling aggregate, Troy McDonald (56); bowling average, Troy McDonald (6.14); most catches, Ben Zeller (17). Player of the year: Troy McDonald.

Reserve grade: Batting aggregate, Matt Keep (241); batting average, Matt Keep (34.42); bowling aggregate, Murray Yates (29); bowling average, Mick Torrens (7.55); most catches, Mark Shulstad (18). Player of the year: Luke Wyatt. Junior player of the year: Clinton Vidler.

B-grade: Batting aggregate, Pierce McLennan (441); batting average, Pierce McLennan (63); bowling aggregate, Mick Davis (25); bowling average, T Morgan (11.4); most catches, Pierce McLennan (12). Player of the year: Pierce McLennan. Junior player of the year: Pierce McLennan.

Life members' trophy for the highest score in the season: Pierce McLennan (200 not out).

Patrons' trophy for most outstanding junior playing in a senior grade: Sam Irvine.



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