THE Muswellbrook Junior Cricket Club (MJCC) bid farewell to a prosperous season at its annual presentation night at Victoria Park on Wednesday.
Players, from under-10s to under-17s, and their families enjoyed a barbecue before the awards were handed out.
“It’s been a pretty successful year,” MJCC president Peter Cooper said.
“There were a couple of grand finalists, with both under-12 sides reaching the decider, and the under-17 Waghorn team winning the premiership.
“I also had a great committee behind me.”
Josh Fuller’s century was registered as the outstanding achievement of 2017-18.
The under-17 star smashed an unbeaten 102 against Aberdeen on February 16.
Cooper Gageler took home club champion of the year, while Lachlan Ballard claimed representative player of the year.
Gageler amassed 98.30 points from 26 matches – 349 runs, 16 wickets, seven catches, six run outs, two stumpings and six retirements.
Ballard, in the under-16s, scored 110 runs at an average of 55.00.
The Gary Ballard ‘Spirit of Cricket’ Award went to under-10 player Mitchell Moss.
Boston Gageler, Campbell Schmierer, Kyle Eriksson, Joel Hartin and Tom Scowen were also recognised for their dedication and enthusiasm to the Muswellbrook Junior Cricket Club.
Muswellbrook Junior Cricket Club 2017-18 awards
Most Improved: Darcy Troon
Coaches Award: Campbell Deakin
Gary Ballard ‘Spirit of Cricket’ Award: Mitchell Moss
Under-12s Team Gill
Most runs and best batting average: Harry Scowen
Most wickets and best bowling average: Ben Fitzgerald
Most Improved: Hayden Deakin
Coaches Award: Connor Ross
Under-12s Team Hallett
Most runs and best batting average: Cooper Gageler
Most wickets and best bowling average: Cooper Gageler
Most Improved: Emmet Turner
Coaches Award: Xander Scott
Under-14s Team Bower
Most runs and best batting average: Andrew Cooper
Most wickets and best bowling average: Andrew Cooper
Most Improved: Dylan Webster
Coaches Award: Alex Blayden
Under-17s Team Waghorn
Most runs and best batting average: Lachlan Ballard
Most wickets: Jesse Wilks
Best bowling average: Lachlan Ballard
Players’ Player: Josh Fuller
Under-17s Team Badior
Most runs: Alex McNeill
Best batting average: Fletcher Turner
Most wickets and best bowling average: Fletcher Turner
Players’ Player: Zane Hartin
Outstanding achievements –
Josh Fuller: 102* against Aberdeen 16/02/2018
Dedication and enthusiasm to Muswellbrook Junior Cricket Club: Boston Gageler, Campbell Schmierer, Kyle Eriksson, Joel Hartin, Tom Scowen
Representative Player of the Year: Lachlan Ballard
Club Champion of the Year: Cooper Gageler
Upper Hunter representative cricketers 2017-18
Cooper Gageler: Upper Hunter, Hunter Valley
Harry Scowen: Upper Hunter, Hunter Valley, Central North
Hunter Schmierer: Upper Hunter
Jimmy Kane: Upper Hunter
Tom McLean: Upper Hunter
Emmet Turner: Upper Hunter
Andrew Cooper: Upper Hunter, Hunter Valley
Alex McNeill: Upper Hunter, Hunter Valley
Lachlan Ballard: Upper Hunter, Hunter Valley, Central North
Josh Fuller: Upper Hunter
Daltyn McCartney: Upper Hunter
Jack Pennell: Upper Hunter, Hunter Valley