Dumfries Claim Mawdsley Award
Cricket Scotland has announced that Dumfries CC have been awarded the Mawdsley Fair Play award for the 2012 season.
The Nunholm men were one of the stand-out teams during a weather disrupted season, claiming the inaugural Cricket Scotland League West Premier Division.
It is another well-earned accolade for Dumfries, who has brought through a group of young talent which has seen them claim three league titles in as many years - having won the 2010 SNCL Division 2 crown and the SNCL Championship in 2011.
The decision to award Dumfries the honour was decided after discussions between representatives of both the Umpires Association and Cricket Scotland after the club’s huge efforts, despite the rain trying its hardest to ruin proceedings, to allow their final match of the season to be played - a title decider against West of Scotland.
Had the game not been played Dumfries would have automatically been crowned champions, and it was testament to the players/ground-staff’s hard work that the match could be played at all. As it turned out, Dumfries won the encounter to seal the title.
Cricket Scotland Operations Director, Euan McIntyre said, “It is indeed commendable that the Spirit of Cricket has been exemplified by the actions of Dumfries CC in ensuring that their deciding match was played when, due to the appalling weather conditions in the lead up to the fixture, it could have been cancelled without brooking any argument. The club are worthy winners of this year’s award”