Congratulations to Chris Salm who took out the Jim Fitzpatrick Medal which is awarded to the A Grade Club Champion for the season, winning by two votes from captain Nick Austin with Steve Villani coming in third.
Jim Fitzpatrick Medal Leader Board:
Well done to all our premiership players who were awarded medals for their achievements.
It was a fantastic effort by A Grade to win our first premiership in the top flight for 25 years, ably led by captain Nick Austin.
B Grade went back to back in which they have only lost one game in two seasons. Well done to captain Mat Doyle and his boys.
Well done to co-captains of E Grade Cameron Drake and David Rowley and their E Grade side on their fantastic premiership win, coming from 4th position to claim the flag.
Well done to Cameron Drake who took out the President’s Trophy which is awarded based on points for runs, wickets and fielding. Cameron (122 points) scored 168 runs, took 31 wickets, took 14 catches and affected 2 run outs to take out the award with Nathan Bragg (112 points) coming second and Daniel Hoyne (104 points) & Chris Salm (104 points) tied for third.
Youngster Connor Gedge took out the Ben Brodie Memorial Award for the best player under 21 years old at Riverside. Well done to Connor on his outstanding season with the ball in which we took 33 wickets and played in the B Grade premiership.
A Grade premiership batsman and Mark Minney Medallist Sean Money was adjudged the winner of the Greg Phelan Memorial Award as the Most Improved Player for this season. Well done to Sean who made 409 runs for the season at an average of 34.08 opening the batting in A Grade.
Well done to Assistant Secretary Brett Money who took out the David Hyland Award which is awarded to the Best Clubman. Thank you to Brett for all his hard work at the club which is very much appreciated. Congratulations Brett.
Well done to Daniel Hoyne who was awarded the Coaches Award for the season. Luke Rosbrook mentioned Daniel’s hard work and attitude to training and games in taking out the award. Daniel was a member of our A Grade premiership team despite being stung by a bee on the eve of the Grand Final and being unable to take the gloves! Congratulations Daniel.
Congratulations to Rob Hunt who was inducted into the Riverside Hall of Fame by Matthew Fleming. Rob becomes the 12th Hall of Fame member, joining esteemed company in Raymond Bowman, John Gleeson, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Philip Money, Michael Doyle, Jack Morrissey, Anthony Corcoran, Russell Grubb, Matthew Fleming, Billy Lewis and Michael Newell.
Rob played 101 A Grade games between 1983/84 and 1992/93, scoring 734 runs at an average of 15.00 with a highest score of 58 not out and making three 50s batting in the lower order. Rob is most recognised for his tremendous leg spin bowling where he took 184 wickets at an average of 17.80 with best bowling of 7/26 and taking 5 wickets in an innings on 11 occasions. Rob also played in 6 A-Grade premierships.
Well done Rob on your much-deserved award.
We introduced two new life members with Mathew Doyle and Toby Hewett becoming the latest inductees. Well done to both Mathew and Toby on their tireless efforts at Riverside over a number of years. You are both very deserving recipients of Riverside Cricket Club Life Memberships.
Well done to the 12 members of our Team of the Year for season 2017/18:
1. Sean Money 409 runs Avg: 34.08
2. Daniel Hoyne (WK) 313 runs Avg: 26.08 & 22 catches/1 stumping
3. Nathan Bragg 522 runs Avg: 52.20
4. Steven Villani 415 runs Avg: 34.58
5. Christopher Salm 242 runs Avg: 30.25 & 20 wickets Avg: 10.85
6. Marcus Nolan 369 runs Avg: 73.80
7. Luke Morgan 190 runs Avg: 27.14 & 30 wickets Avg: 9.17
8. Nicholas Austin (C) 110 runs Avg: 13.75 & 25 wickets Avg: 8.68
9. Cameron Drake (VC) 168 runs Avg: 16.8 & 31 wickets Avg: 13.06
10. Connor Gedge 33 wickets Avg: 8.94
11. David Rowley (VC) 27 wickets Avg: 11.33
12th Man Paul Bohan (Vets MVP) 217 runs Avg: 54.25
A Grade (1st XI)
Batting – Steve Villani 415 runs Avg: 34.58
Bowling – Nicholas Austin 25 wickets Avg: 8.68
B Grade (2nd XI)
Batting – Nathan Bragg 385 runs Avg: 77.00
Bowling – Connor Gedge 33 wickets Avg: 8.94
D Grade (3rd XI)
Batting – Ben Jurkovic 208 runs Avg: 29.71
Bowling – Dale Juchnevicius 24 wickets Avg: 10.79
E Grade (4th XI)
Batting – Marcus Nolan 369 runs Avg: 73.80
Bowling – David Rowley 27 wickets Avg: 11.33
F2 Grade (5th XI)
Batting – Norman Mouchaileh 156 runs Avg: 22.29
Bowling – Nick Sonneman 11 wickets Avg: 21.01
G2 Grade (6th XI)
Batting – Robin Parsons 191 runs Avg: 27.29
Bowling – Joshua Rae 12 wickets Avg: 15.00
Paul Bohan 217 runs Avg: 54.25