Thursday, 7 December 2017

Annual Cricket Awards Presentation

In mid October we held our Annual Awards Presentation night which promised to be a special occasion following a great season for the teams on the field.

Performance of the year won by David McCormick for 
The party gets underway!!
With the Section 2 trophy now in our hands we could all sit back and enjoy a great nights entertainment as the annual dinner always provides us with plenty of laughs and even a few tears.  As we danced into the small hours, and continued to do so at a local house party afterwards!!! this years awards night will live long in the memory.
Davy Harris 2nd XI Bowler of the year
Alan Baker  2ndXI Batsman of the year
Carl Rae 2nd XI Captains Pick
Adam McCormick Young Player of the Year
Mark Keenan Captains Pick 2017
David receiving his Cap and Certificate from Cricket World acknowledging his performance against Ballymena which won him a UK wide vote for performance of the week!!

Graham Watt collecting the Harry Blair Memorial Trophy from Jimmy Irvine
Leon Moore who was delighted to collect the Canard d'or
A special award for Aaron as Barbara kindly returned the ball to him like she promised!!
Special award for the bowlers who recorded 5 fors during the season
Jimmy Irvine who captained Cregagh 1st XI 50 years ago and had played alongside Harry Blair and paid a beautiful tribute to Harry which the Clubman of the year trophy is in memory of

Joshua Harvey 3rd XI Captains Pick

Mark Keenan 3rd XI Bowler of the year
Adam Skelton 1st XI Bowler of the year

Max Porter receiving a special award for his 100

Aaron Johnston 1st XI Batsman of the year
Adam McCormick 1st XI Captains Pick
Sarthak Kareer 3rd XI Batsman of the year
The night started with Graeme Hassard and Ian Kerr unveiling the new Honours Boards

The Skippers

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Junior Awards Presentation

Under 11 Batsman and Bowler of the year Daniel Henry
On Friday 1st September, the Junior Section held its annual awards presentation evening at the clubhouse.  It was great to see such a turnout of players and Parents from across all 4 age groups the Under 9s, Under 11s, Under 13s and the Under 15s.

Each head coach for each age group provided the attendees with a review of how the teams performed in 2017.  In summary, the under 9s continue to offer an introduction to cricket and kwik cricket and this year was overseen by one of our new coaches Neil Pinkerton.  Neil has been an instant hit with the kids and certainly keeps them busy on a Monday night.

Under 11 medal winner Daniel Murphy
The Under 11s continued to progress, albeit that over the last 2 seasons we have seen 10 players move from under 11s to under 13s which is great progress.  The aim of Under 11 cricket is to give the guys a taste of hard ball cricket.  This year we were delighted to see several girls taking part and contributing well in games.  A special mention must go to Daniel Henry who was voted by the clubs coaches as the winner of the Junior Section Stewart McCormick Memorial Young Player of the year Award.  His contribution to both under 11 and under 13 teams taking wickets and scoring runs, plus his performance in the NCU Under 11 squad this year has been incredible.  Without doubt this young lad has a bright future in the game.  As a side note, we believe he is the youngest player to win this award.
Under 11 Medal winners

The under 13s had a great season and narrowly missed out on a semi-final place in the league competition.  Many of the 13s squad also played up and represented the Under 15 team with distinction.

After the season reviews from the coaches we then announced the award winners of each age group.  As in previous years we have 3 categories.  Batsman of the year, Bowler of the year and a Coaches Pick award.

The winners for 2017 were as follows;

Under 11 Coaches Pick Alastair Watt
Junior Section Stewart McCormick Memorial Young Player of the year Daniel Henry
Max Shannon Under 13 Bowler of the year

Noah Kelly Under 13 Coaches Pick

Rory Jannsen Under 13 Batsman of the year

Zohaib Toor Under 15 Bowler of the year
Max Shannon Under 15 Batsman of the year

Noah Kelly Under 15 Coaches Pick
On the night we had 2 final special awards.  David Harris our Under 15 coach for the last 4 seasons is stepping down due to health issues.  As a thank you for his wonderful service over the time the club obtained a print of the winning Graham Cup team from 2014 and presented this to him.  A great achievement that will live long in the memory for both David and the club.

I can speak on behalf of the players, parents and the club as a whole that we will miss you David and the endless hours of work that you devoted to the club and the boys.

The final award on the night went to a special Lady who was attending her 10th Junior Presentation night, itself an achievement lol!!!!  We couldn't let that pass so a special little medal for the one and only Pamela Nelson.  
A Cregagh Mum Legend!!

See you all next  year and keep an eye out on facebook for an announcement on indoor net training for the junior section!!


Monday, 18 September 2017

Gardiner Brothers NCU Monthly Award Winners

A trio of Cregagh cricketers - including a father and son partnership receive Gardiner Brothers NCU awards  which go to Premier and Senior League players who score a century, take at least six wickets or perform a hat trick.  

All three performances came in two games against Ballymena:   Adam McCormick (second left) took 6-14, his father David went even better with 8-7 and Aaron Johnston scored 108. David’s performance was the best of any NCU bowler  all season and also won him the Cricket World Performance of the Week, a grass roots award open to every club in the UK and Ireland.  

The NCU awards were presented by  Michael Warke of Gardiner Brothers and Peter McMorran, president of the NCU.

Many thanks to Robin Walsh for this article.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Poland Tour

Cregagh Cricket Club would like to record our thanks to Kuba and all the Warsaw Hussars for hosting us on Saturday 10th June, for all your help and advice in setting up our 2017 tour, and for giving us the opportunity to play two fine games of cricket during our trip to Warsaw.

All our boys greatly enjoyed our experiences in Warsaw both on and off the field, and meeting such a friendly group of guys.

We would, of course, extend an open invitation to you to visit us in Belfast, should you ever travel to our little country, and whilst we can't promise you the sunny days we experienced in Warsaw, we can assure you of a similarly warm and friendly welcome.

Many thanks again from all our tour party.


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Daniel Henry NCU Under 11 tour

Congratulations to Daniel Henry who has been selected for the NCU Under 11 tour of Somerset in July.  Daniel has been training with the NCU squad over the last 2 seasons and this has been a reward for all his hard work.

All the hard work is paying off, keep up the good work mate.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Junior Cricket Season details

Folks the season is only round the corner hope to see you all soon some information for you all in the meantime

Friday, 3 March 2017

Major Ground Improvement Annoucement

Cregagh Sports Club is pleased to announce the commencement of a 2 year project that will involve undertaking major improvements to both the current playing surfaces and club facilities. 

The initial phase involves the installation of new drainage to the cricket outfield and square and this work is currently underway. In addition new covers and sightscreens have been ordered and later in 2017 replacement ball-catch structures will be installed.

The final element involves significant improvements to the clubhouse, both internal and external, with the work scheduled to be undertaken during 2018.

Chairman of the project steering committee, Stuart Catterson, said: ‘None of the planned improvements would be possible without the excellent support of Belfast City Council. Their assistance, particularly financially, has been invaluable and is greatly appreciated by everyone at the club’.