North Otago honour to Volts player Smith

Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith
Otago Volts and New Zealand A all-rounder Nathan Smith has been named North Otago cricketer of the year.

At a ceremony last week, Smith won the award after a top season for the Otago Volts, which earned him selection for New Zealand A in a series against India A.

Molly Loe took the Bob Pile Trophy for female cricketer of the year while Scott Cameron received the Alex Keith Memorial Trophy for commitment to North Otago cricket

Cameron Grubb took the N.D. Ireland Trophy for the outstanding representative performance. He took 11 for 83 against Mid Canterbury in a Hawke Cup match.

The Woolworths Challenge Cup for the highest representative run aggregate went to Jeremiah Shields (229 runs) while Grubb took the Trust Bank Trophy for the most representative cricket wickets with 20 wickets.

River Cunningham was the top female schoolgirls tournament batsman while Jayde Reid took the tournament bowler award.

In Borton Cup cricket, Jeremiah Shield (Union) received the Umpires Trophy for captain of the year, while Oamaru’s Stephan Grobler won the Oamaru Rosebowl for the best club batting aggregate with his 489 runs and also picked up the trophy for best all-rounder.

Blake James, with his 30 wickets, took the most wickets in senior cricket.

Union won the premier senior award, the Borton Cup, and Valley the holiday competition trophy, the Dick Hunt Rosebowl.

Oamaru won the senior challenge trophy, the Payne/Tempero Cup. Albion took the OLT Trophy for the 20-20 competition.

In the lower grades, Jason Harrison (509 runs) took the NOCA trophy for batting aggregate while Anil Joy and Harrison shared the club 30 bowling aggregate. Harrison won the the all-rounder award for his 16 wickets and 509 runs.

The South Island primary schools competition cricketer award went to Jack Nicol (273 runs/25 wickets) and he won the J P Dell Cup.

The McSkimming/Smith trophy for games between Waitaki Boys’ High School and St Kevin’s College went to Waitaki Boys’ High School.

 - by Terry O'Neill

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