2014 Women's Awards Night
The Cricket Scotland Women’s awards night took place on Saturday 27th September at Stirling County Cricket Club.
Cricket Scotland’s Women’s Cricket Manager Kari Carswell hosted the evening and started with a roundup of the many highlights from the domestic season, noting a special congratulations to Carlton Ladies who completed the domestic double winning The National League and Scottish Cup.
U17 Head Coach Ollie Rae and players Kathryn Bryce and Kirstie Gordon gave a comprehensive report on the U17 programme after the team played 14 fixtures in the 2014 season, winning 6 encounters.
The U17s awards were awarded to the following:
U17 bowler of the year – Kirstie Gordon
U17 batter of the year – Kirstie Gordon
U17 fielder of the year – Sarah Bryce
U17 Players Player of the year – Kirstie Gordon
Gordon Allan delivered a concise speech on the development programme, highlighting the importance of keeping girls involved in cricket once they come out of the U17 programme, but also encouraging those who play for clubs and universities who are talented and have shown an interest in playing for Scotland.
The evening continued with the awarding of the senior women awards by Cricket Scotland President, Colin Neill. Also present was Chairman Keith Oliver and Performance Director Andy Tennant.
Bowler of the year – Kathryn White/Kari Anderson – 20 wickets each
Batter of the year – Kari Anderson – 351 runs
Fielder of the year – Charlotte Bascombe – 6 catches, 3 stumpings, 2 run outs
Most Improved player – Elizabeth Priddle
Players Player of the year – Kari Anderson
Kari Carswell looked back on the night, “It was great to see so many people turning up to celebrate what has been a busy season for everyone involved in girl’s and women’s cricket in Scotland. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and dedicated their time to making everything happen, 2014 has been really jammed pack with activity and 2015 could be even busier.
It’s great there is so much going on at all levels and with the winter programme due to start shortly there isn’t a huge amounts of time to sit back, relax and reflect on what has happened this year!”