Wildcats Awards Night
Players, parents and invited guests enjoyed the annual Cricket Scotland Women’s award night that was held at Stirling County Cricket Club for the third successive year.
A highly entertaining speech by Cricket Scotland’s Women’s Cricket Manager, Kari Carswell reflected back on the many successes in 2012, as well as looking forward to the exciting times ahead in 2013 - which will include a Development Wildcats team to the Dubai/Abu Dhabi to participate in the ARCH Trophy.
There have been many positives in 2012, including the first ever Girls' Kwik Cricket event which was won by Kinross CC, held at Doo’cot Park, Perth and attracted entries from six clubs. Two corporate evenings held in Edinburgh brought together ladies from all walks of life to learn the skills involved in cricket, culminating in indoor 6-aside games. Other highlights from the 2012 calendar included the U17 girl’s series versus Ireland, a tournament that was mutually beneficial, and something that will hopefully be continued in 2013.
The first awards of the evening were presented by Iain Macneil, Managing Director of Witherby Publishing Group, who awarded Debbie Noble from Stirling County CC with the National League Shield and the Scottish Cup.
The U17 award winners were:
Batting Award – Kathryn Bryce
Bowling Award – Ellie Savage
Players’ Player – Kathryn Bryce
The Senior award winners were:
Batting Award– Kari Anderson
Bowling Award – Abbi Aitken and Nadia Wheeler
Fielder of the Year– Lorna Jack
Most Improved Player – Nadia Wheeler
Players’ Player – Abbi Aitken
David Potter was also recognised for his outstanding contribution to girls’ and women’s cricket in Scotland. David has been a fantastic supporter of the game over an extended period of time, helping to maintain the scorecards and tables for the Women’s National League and Scottish Cup, while also attending many of theScotland Wildcats and U17 matches, and taking hundreds of photos that can be viewed on the Cricket Scotland website.
Cricket Scotland would like to thank the Witherby Publishing Group Trust for their on-going support of the girls and women game. Thanks to MacB water for supplying water, while Cricket Scotland appreciates the support of Le Marché Français, an authentic French bistro based at West Maitland Street, Haymarket, for their kind donation of the prize of dinner for two after sponsoring the Outstanding Contribution to Women’s and Girls’ Cricket award.
Kari Carswell stated, “The evening was enjoyable as ever, bringing everyone together to celebrate successes and looking towards the future. We have come a long way in a short period of time and long may it continue”.
Thanks to Val Wright and Lea Tsui for helping organise the night and their support throughout the year.