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Cricket Club Prizegiving - 2023

The Southland Boys' High School Cricket Club Prizegiving 2023 was held on Monday 3 April, 2023.

We had great numbers this year with around 100 boys playing cricket for Southland Boys’ High School - up on previous years. There is a good clear pathway now in place for the development of the younger boys, and it’s been pleasing to see kids wanting to progress their skills across batting, bowling, and fielding. 

Year 7 and 8 will have an interschool against Tarei in November 2023, Year 9 and 10 will attend a tournament in Oamaru (which we have attended for four years), and the 2nd X1 have been developing in men’s grade and played a recent interschool against Wakatipu. 

The 1st X1 played at a variety of interschools, the Queenstown Festival tournament, and against the Willows, with a great win against the Willows this year!

The Pavilion upgrade has been great to see, there will be continued staged upgrades of the pavilion going forward. The nets are being rebuilt – thanks to our generous sponsors Community Trust Southland Aotearoa Gaming Trust, and ILT Foundation who are collectively contributing $56,500 to this. 

An overseas trip to Australia was held, with 4 games in Brisbane and the Golf Coast. There is also a plan for October 2024 – a great chance for players to stake their claim to make that team to go offshore in 2024.

Massive thanks to Hamish Murie, our groundsman over the past 5 years. Hamish’s expertise and his attention to detail in preparing our wicket was first class. Thank you from all of us.

A huge thank you to Sam Riley. Sam has been the Manager of the First Eleven over the past few years. Sam has been the driving force behind overseas trips and organised many fundraising ventures for the advancement of Cricket at Southland Boys’. Southland Boys’ is indebted to Sam and we appreciate all you have done.

Presentation of Trophies

Year 7/8

Batsman of the year - Thomas Rutledge and Quinn O’Connor

Bowler of the year - Jack Ramsey

Most Improved - Jonty Muir

Colts Year 9/10 

Batsman of the year - Travis Mann

Bowler of the year - Travis Mann 

Most Improved - Alex Gwynne

GJ Gardner Homes 2nd XI 

Batsman of the year - Jack Claridge

Bowler of the year - Sam Collinson

Most Improved - Cooper McDonald

Special Achievements

Hawke Cup Team  – Nick Brown, Hamish Skelt

Otago Under 19’s – Nick

Otago under 17’s Nick and Shahen

Southland Cricket Association – PGG Wrightson all rounder of year – Jack Claridge

Southland Development – Lachie and Dylan, acknowledge Gregor who was injured. 

Southland under 17 – Nick, Zach, Lachie, Gregor, Duncan, Shahen, Dylan

Metro Year 9 & 10 – Jack Claridge, Hunter Morrison, Sam Collinson, Ben Cocker, Angus Manson, Harris Page, Cooper McDonald, Rohan Murray, Tom Gray, Tyler Money Penny.  

Country Year 9&10 – Sam Smail, Travis Mann, Harrison Erskine, Henry Hopcroft.

Metro Year 7 & 8

Matthew Lamont, Carter Witherford, Sam Dempster, Jacob Brady, Will Lankow, Alex Gwynne, Baxter Roderique, Callum Temple-Doig, Hugh Dermody

1st XI Cap Presentation

GJ Gardner Homes 1st XI 

Batsman of the year - Mika

Bowler of the year - Lachie

Best Allrounder - Shahen 

SBHS Good Bugga Award

Winner is Zach Harrington 

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