South Canterbury Cricket Patron John Ward presents a trophy to Liam Andrews

South Canterbury Cricket Patron John Ward presented the trophies at the 2016 Prizegiving.

Individual Awards

WARNER CUP for Outstanding schoolboy cricketer of the year (JAB):

McGregor Isbister – At SIPST he scored 142 runs average 28.4 including a top score of 55. Playing JAB up until Xmas he had top scores of 93 and 74 and his consistency over the A Grade and rep season makes him a worthy recipient.

THRELKELD TROPHY: Outstanding Player at year 5 & 6 Tournament

Fletcher Rhodes – scored 105 runs, ave 26.25 high scores of 38 and 37 retired and took 5 wickets for 39 during the week 

L NIXON CUP Outstanding South Canterbury player at the South Island schoolboy’s tournament: Caleb Donaldson had an outstanding tournament batting for just under 6 hours in the four days where play was possible and averaged 18 opening the batting, but faced  214 balls. On the bowling front he returned the awesome figures of 33.5 overs, 13 maidens, 52 runs, 11 wickets with a best of 5 for 6 in the first match from a 9 over spell.

GALWEY TROPHY: Outstanding Player Year 5 & 6 Season

Henry Scott – had a consistent season at club and representative level especially with his bowling and occasionally had some good innings with the bat.

SCCA Cup Best Player at Primary Yr 7 Tournament:

Jarrod Phillips – bowled consistently and contributed well in the field

NIXON TROPHY for Best Fourth Grade player:

Liam Cotter – Roncalli – Liam began the season as a Year 9 and is co-captain of the team.  Liam has a batting average of 21.6 this season (to date) and had an impressive 66* against Methven in the first half of the season.  To us as coaches Liam has a huge presence fielding.  His agility and speed in the field has saved us easily 20 runs a game, no matter whether he is fielding at point, slip or mid-on.  Liam’s arm has been at the end of a couple of impressive runouts this season.  Liam has averaged a catch a game in some games more.  The thing with these catches is that to the average player they are not even possible catches, but Liam manages to get the elevation with half his catches being taken one handed.

Liam shows tremendous sportsmanship at a young age and is always the first to check the opposition is okay if an injury occurs. His enthusiasm in the field has ignited the team as a whole and encouraged them to all step up their game, contributing to us being one of the better fielding teams in the competition.  Liam was also part of the Under 15 South Canterbury team this season, rounding off a memorable season.

EDDIE McEWEN MEMORIAL TROPHY for the Best Player Under 15 Years.

William Sharp – Captain of SC U15 rep team had another good season with culmination in selected for the Canterbury U17 Tri series team as well as being TBHS First X1 Wicket keeper / Batsman at a young age.

MOA PUBLICATIONS CUP – Best Player at Under 17 Tournament

Mark Otley – Mark captained the U17 side and spearheaded the bowling attack with a best of 5-36 and was rewarded with selection in the Canterbury U17 side that played in the national tournament. He also contributed with the bat with a top score of 30, and led his side to 4th, and improvement of two spots on the previous year.

LJ GRANT TROPHY Young Player of the year:

Adam Beck – After the previous season off with a shoulder reconstruction, Adam returned with a vengeance, opening the batting for Celtic and the South Canterbury Hawke Cup team. He scored 372 club runs and over 180 rep runs, but worked hard at training on his own and with his teams and his fielding always poses a threat, and culminated his season by scoring a 50 on Hagley Oval in the National Club Champs playoffs while earlier in the season he also scored 73 against Chch Metro.

ROCKDALE KIA ORA TROPHY for Best Cricketer Under 21:

Glen Drake was back to his best also after an injury plagued 2014-15 season finishing the club competition as the 2nd highest run scorer (491 runs including 100no in a T20 match.) while captaining his Waimate team. He also had a large bowling load finishing n2nd on the club table as well with 38 wickets at average of 21 over all formats and took 7 catches as well. On the rep front he debuted as captain of the Hawke Cup side against Otago Country and did the same job in some warmup matches. He also captained the Emerging Players XI that played Canterbury Country. He had some good rep innings with two fifties in the match against North Otago, and at such a young age has it all in front of him.

REX BOWDEN CUP for Best Cricketer Under 23:

Stanley Mair, a new arrival in the district soon made his presence felt as a valuable acquisition for the Pleasant Point Club as a fast opening bowler, and as the season progressed with the bat too. Being a late arrival he still managed to take 16 club wickets and score 236 runs with the bat with a high score of 60, but it was for SC he really made his presence felt taking 16 Hawke Cup wickets from 3 matches with a best of 8-74 against Southland on a road in Invercargill to give SC the first innings win. He was also handy for the rep side as a bat, and at only 22 we look forward to even more from Stanley in the seasons ahead.

WARD CUP for Best Player in all other grades other than Senior

Shane Richardson was a standout batsman in Second Grade A scoring 520 runs at an average of 65.

DAVIES TROPHY Women’s Batter of the Year

Ash Mortimer continued her development as a cricketer leading the batting and being selected to play for a Christchurch Club at a national club tournament. She also played 4th grade for Roncalli when her schedule allowed and we look forward to hearing more about her in the future as she continues an illustrious line of local female cricketers who have gone on to higher honours.

COLONIAL INSURANCE Women’s Bowler of the Year

Amy Rayner was captain of the Secondary Schools Rep side for SC and again led the battle with her bowling. She was also selected for further clinics with Canterbury junior ladies teams.

 WILLIAMS CUP for Bowler of the Year:

Supeshala Jayathilake brought his left-arm spin to the region and finished the season as top wicket taker with 49 senior wickets. A really good effort considering he isn’t able to play rep to further increase the tally.

SCCA Plaque – Senior Batsman of the Year:

Prabodha Arthavidu converted his known rep form to the club season this year finishing top of the batting aggregate table with 495 runs at an average of 33 across all formats. While he only scored two fifties it showed his other scoring was consistent.

JIM DAVIES CUP for Best Single senior performance or representative season:

Stanley Mair 8-74 against Southland in a Hawke Cup match. Only the 5th time an wicket bag has been taken by a SC bowler in a traditional 2 day match and the first in 32 years. This performance led to a first innings win over Southland, a rarity in itself, and on the first class pitch being used a really impressive performance.

PHIL D’AUVERGNE TROPHY for player who contributed most on and off the field for the senior rep team: Craig Hinton – Craig again added his input to the team both on and off the field. He helped with younger players (including his son Alex) and still travelled to Oamaru for a match he wasn’t playing into help the coach and players. Always popular and as this award is chosen by the team, reflects his standing.

Ernie Aitchieson Fair Play award on and off the field for youth cricketer:

Cameron Benton is the winner of this award. Cameron captained the TBHS 2nd Grade B side this season scoring over 380 runs including 5 fifties as well as taking 15 wickets to help his team into the final which they won. Since Xmas he has travelled back from Lincoln to play each week and as team member for several years helps the younger players and always has a good attitude in relation with his team mates and opposition.

 SCCUA GRAEME LOWRIE SPIRIT OF CRICKET AWARD for the senior cricketer who epitomizes the way the game should be played: Decided by Umpires

Phil Lill – During a game between Waimate v Temuka on 23/01/16 (95 over format). Phil Lill was trying to hold on to his position in the rep side to play Hawke Cup against Southland. Phil came to the crease with Temuka at 38 for 7. He faced 2 balls from Glen Drake bowling left arm round and got a ball on a good length. There was a huge appeal for a caught behind. Phil immediately walked. Approached by both umpires after the game finished who asked why he walked as both umpires didn’t hear a noise.

Phil Lill said, “I felt the ball touch my glove ever so slightly. I knew I had, so I walked”.


Brent Isbister – Brent has been a stalwart in the Pleasant Point Club and instrumental in helping them grow as a club to where they are today with a strong JAB section. He was also the Canterbury Cricket Nominee to the NZ Cricket Awards for “Volunteer of the Year” and makes things happen by giving him a call. He has helped grow cricket in the wider community liaising with SC Cricket and players in Fairlie and Twizel to establish a competition team under the Pleasant Point banner from that area who are now playing each Saturday. He doesn’t rest there either, actively involved in helping TBHS as we look to create more teams at 4th grade and grow a proper pathway for our young cricketers.

ALLAN EDGINTON TROPHY for Sports Personality of the year:

Kevin Teahen – Kevin has been a stalwart of the Temuka Club for 18 seasons, but not just content to be on the field he has been President for the last decade, the groundsman at Temuka Oval for almost as long, and in his ‘quieter’ times has been senior captain, chief organizer of players, a selector for the South Canterbury Hawke Cup side, for the last 2 years has also been the Player Rep on the Board. On the field he has taken over 400 club wickets, has a senior century, and numerous SC wickets. While certainly not the most demonstrative person, you would be hard pushed to find anyone with anything other than great respect for Kevin, both on and off the field across our whole cricket community. Kevin is a richly deserving recipient of the “Sports Personality of the Year” award.


For a youth cricketer who displays an excellent attitude on and off the field for fair play, a team player who inspires the spirit of cricket and has good work ethics.

Sean Wills – SC U17, TBHS First X1 and Pleasant Point Seniors.

Sean is an extremely keen and talented cricketer. A top order batsman and off spin bowler who has given great contributions to all teams he has represented this season. He has represented SC since he was in year 5 and quietly contributes both on and off the field. He has been an important member of the TBHS First X1 for the past 3 years.  For SC U17 this season he took 13 wickets at a SR of 27.6 and scored 66 runs at 11.00. This award has a list of previous recipients who through their allround prowess have gone on to serve the game of cricket well past their teen years and continue to do son with the right attributes and qualities we would wish all players could possess, so Sean is a worthy recipient.

Team Awards

Baggy Caps for Senior Rep players – Adam Beck, Liam Beck, Prabodha Arthavidu, Jack Harper

  • NZ Cricket YR 7 & 8 Boys Cup – SC Tournament Winner: Waihi
  • NZ Cricket YR 7 & 8 Girls Shield – SC Tournament Winner: Bluestone
  • Saturday Morning A Grade 1 Day Competition: Waihi – this is for comp up until Xmas as new 2016 competition runs full year
  • Saturday Morning B Grade: Timaru & Temuka (Final was tied 99 runs each)
  • SCCA Interfirm League:   Richard Pearse Battlers
  • Royal Hotel 4th Grade: Ashburton College                                                             
  • Pareora Trophy Runner up 2nd Grade B: Timaru
  • Cox Cup Winner 2nd Grade B: TBHS
  • SCCA Trophy Winner Senior Reserve/Second Grade A: Timaru
  • SCCA Shield for 2nd Grade A Twenty20 Competition: Temuka
  • Winner of Women’s Competition:  TGHS
  • Sportcheck Trophy: Runners Up Women:   Pleasant Point
  • Woolworths Cup Runner Up in One Day Competition: Timaru
  • SCCA TROPHY Cup: Modified One Day Format Winner: Timaru
  • DAILY FREIGHT WAYS One Day Trophy: Celtic                         
  • SC CRICKET SHIELD 20-20: Celtic

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