UCT cricket scores big after winning Club of the Year

2017-06-06 06:00

UCT Cricket Club has won the highest honour at this year’s Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) club cricket awards ceremony.

UCT walked away with the coveted Club of the Year Award for the 2016/17 season.

“What an honour for the club. The hard yards have definitely paid off. With batsmen smashing 100s regularly, bowlers shattering timber and other players clapping the dops, in all four teams, it really has been a spectacle to behold,” says UCT’s Joshua Manley.

UCT’s first team finished in the top four in the first division. The second team narrowly missed promotion, finishing a close third in the Reserve B division.

The third team won the Reserve F league and the fourth team finished mid-table of the 3E league.

“All teams improved dramatically from last season and overcame many a reschedule of fixtures, challenges due to ‘fees must fall’ protests during the season and having to field teams during exams,” adds Manley.

“The boys in white and blue have an awesome club ethos and tons of banter flying around the park.

“Being part of the club has never been more enjoyable and that has clearly reflected in this award.”

Durbanville, Milnerton, Strandfontein and Western Province Cricket Club were all nominated for the award.

Selection criteria. Efficient administration.

. Performance in leagues.

. Spirit, attitude and behaviour of players, officials and supporters.

. Number of teams, growth in number of teams and promotion of teams.

. The club’s general contribution to the welfare of WPCA cricket and players and organisers’ positive attitude towards improving their club.

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