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North West Cricket honoured its top players, coaches, umpires and scorers during a glittering 2021/22 awards ceremony held at the Madiba Banquet Hall in Potchefstroom on Friday, 9 September.
The big winners on the night were the men’s and women’s Dragons players of the year. All-rounder, Senuran Muthusamy won the NW Dragons men’s Player of the Year award, whilst Tazmin Brits won the NW Dragons Women Player of the Year award.
Muthusamy also picked up the NW Dragons men’s Bowler of the Year award in his first season as a Dragons player. In his first year as a North West Dragons player, all-rounder, Senuran Muthusamy (28) took home the NW Dragons Player of the Year and Bowler of the Year awards for the 2021/22 season. Muthusamy was one of the stars drafted into the team for their inaugural season in division 1 and he repaid the faith that management had in him with some fine all-round displays.
“Sen” as he is known by his team-mates, was the proverbial trump card on numerous occasions. His standout performance with the willow was a superbly crafted first A-list century (100) against Western Province in Potch at the J.B. Marks Oval. His team were in a spot of bother, but Sen dug it out and his knock sent his team to victory.
“That was a special innings to me, and it made it even better that it helped the team to win,” adds Muthusamy. He averaged 40 in the One Day Cup and 33 in the 4-Day Cup and 36 in the CSA Provincial T20.
In a topsy-turvy season, Muthusamy kept things together when needed most with bat or ball – depending on the situation. The man who puts his team first and delivers when you need him most.
“It is a real honour to be awarded at an individual level. We played good cricket especially in the white ball format last season and I am happy to have been able to contribute overall,” stated Muthusamy.
In only his first season at the Dragons, Wesley Marshall (28) has quickly established himself at the top of the order as a hard-hitting batsman with a see ball, hit ball approach. “I am really happy to win the award. It’s always a nice feeling when all the work that went into last season is appreciated. However, I feel like there’s still a lot of room for improvement which I’ll be looking to be better this season,” he said.
One of his highlights this past year was the white ball tournaments where the Dragons featured prominently. In the CSA T20 Provincial Cup, the team had a no-result against the eventual champions the Knights, due to rain. Marshall averaged 32.50 with the bat and hit a top score of 73.
Wesley Marshall was named at the NW Dragons Batsman of the Year, whilst the Players Player of the Year award goes to the experienced Heino Kuhn, who will also captain the side this season. Kuhn deputises for Nicky van den Bergh, who is still recovering from an injury.
“On behalf of the Board of North West Cricket, congratulations to all the winners today. We are proud of the achievements that our players, umpires, scorers, and administrators have obtained in the 2021/22 season. We are looking forwards to an action packed 2022/23 season. Welcoming all cricket fanatics back to J.B. Marks Oval for the CSA T20 Challenge in October 2022, and the rest of the cricket world in January 2023 for the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup. Said Mr. Ismail Minty (Acting CEO – NWC).
NWC AWARDS WINNERS 2021/22
- NWC HUBS PROGRAM AWARDS:
- IKAGENG HUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR – DINEO RIET
- MATLOSANA HUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR – KATLEGO SETLHODI
- IMPALA HUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR – OMPHILE RANGWAGA
- LICHTENBURG HUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR – LETHABO MEMANI
- KFC MINI CRICKET AWARDS:
- Mini Cricket Cricketer of the year: HUZAIFA PATEL – ZINNIAVILLE PRIMARY
- Mini Cricket Coach of the year: MR TSHEPO MOAMOGOA – ZINNIAVILLE PRIMARY
- Mini Cricket Structure of the year: BOJANALA WEST
- NW PROVINCIAL AGE GROUPS AWARDS:
- NW U16 BOYS PLAYER AT CSA NATIONAL WEEK 2021 – THUTO MATJOI – MATLOSANA HUB
- NW U17 RURAL PLAYER AT CSA NATIONAL WEEK 2021 – CHRISJAN LOMBARD –HOËRSKOOL LICHTENBURG
- NW U16 GIRLS PLAYER AT CSA NATIONAL WEEK 2021 – HUMAIRA IBRAHIM – ZINNIAVILLE SECONDARY
- NW U19 ELRIESA FOURIE GIRLS PLAYER AT CSA NATIONAL WEEK 2021– ELANDRI JANSE VAN RENSBURG – POTCHEFSTROOM GIMNASIUM
- NW U19 BOYS PLAYER AT CSA NATIONAL WEEK 2021- BATHABILE MASIGO – IKAGENG HUB
- CUBS REPRESENTATIVES 2021/2022:
- BATHABILE MASIGO – IKAGENG HUB
- RICO FRYER – HOËRSKOOL RUSTENBURG
- CORNE PRINSLOO – HOËR VOLKSKOOL POTCHEFSTROOM
- TSHIRELETSO TIKOE – IKAGENG HUB
- HANRO SWANEPOEL – HOËRSKOOL RUSTENBURG
- SA REPRESENTATIVES U/19 GIRLS AND BOYS:
5.1. SA SCHOOLS: U19 GIRLS
- ELANDRI JANSE VAN RENSBURG – POTCHEFSTROOM GIMNASIUM
- KATLEGO SETLHODI – MATLOSANA HUB
5.2. SA FILLIES – U19 GIRLS:
– WILMI MOSTERT – HOËRSKOOL WOLMARANSSTAD
5.3. SA COLTS – U19 BOYS:
- BATHABILE MASIGO – IKAGENG HUB
- YOUTH TEAM AWARDS:
- U11 JUNIOR CLUB WINNERS 2021/22 – SAINTS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
- U13 JUNIOR CLUB WINNERS 2021/22 – REINKE 9T20 XI
- NW U13 GIRLS SCHOOL LEAGUE WINNERS 2021/22 – GEORGE MADODA P.S & MATLOSANA HUB (JOINT WINNER)
- NW U19 GIRLS SCHOOL LEAGUE WINNERS 2021/22 – IKAGENG HUB & MATLOSANA HUB
- COACHING AWARDS:
- NW CRICKET COACH OF THE YEAR 2021/22 – WYNAND SCHMITT
- SCORERS AWARDS:
- NW ROOKIE SCORER OF THE YEAR – HESTER PARSONS
- NW MOST IMPROVED SCORER OF THE YEAR – BOKAMOSO MOTHIBEDI
- NW SCORER OF THE YEAR – KARABO NKAGISANG
- UMPIRES AWARDS:
- NW ROOKIE UMPIRE OF THE YEAR – JOHAN BECKER
- NW MOST IMPROVED UMPIRE OF THE YEAR – TSHIRELETSO MABE
- NW UMPIRE OF THE YEAR – ADELE LOUW
- CLUB CRICKET AWARDS
- SUNDAY LEAGUE TEAM WINNERS – KLERKSDORP TRAVELERS VIII
- SECOND LEAGUE TEAM WINNERS – KLERKSDORP TRAVELERS IV
- FIRST LEAGUE TEAM WINNERS – POTCH DORP III
- PROMOTION LEAGUE TEAM WINNERS – REINKE 9T20 XI
- PREMIER LEAGUE COMMUNITY CUP REPRESENTATIVE – POTCH DORP
- PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM WINNER – NWU I
- PREMIER LEAGUE COACH OF THE SEASON – PIETER KNOETZE (NWU)
- BEST CLUB ADMIN – NWU I
- JOHN STOCKEN CLUB FLAIR PLAY AWARD – IBBIES (NWU)
- WOMENS PREMIER LEAGUE AWARDS
- WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE BOWLER OF THE YEAR – DINEO RIET – IKAGENG CC
- WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE BATTER OF THE YEAR – COLLEEN OOSTHUIZEN – KLERKSDORP TRAVELERS
- WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – BIANCA BOTHA – KLERKSDORP TRAVELERS
- WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE WOMEN PREMIER LEAGUE – KLERKSDORP TRAVELERS
- MEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE AWARDS
- MEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE BOWLER OF THE YEAR – JP DE VILLIERS – TRAVELING REEFS
- MEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE BATTER OF THE YEAR – JARED FUCHS – NWU
- MEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – STEFAN MAREE – NWU
- RURAL AWARDS.
- NW RURAL DRAGONS BOWLER OF THE YEAR – STEFAN MAREE
- NW RURAL DRAGONS BATTER OF THE YEAR – CARLO ERASMUS
- NW RURAL DRAGONS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – STEFAN MAREE
- CSA FUTURE CUP WEEK REPRESENTATIVES:
- CHRISTO GOUS (MANAGER SA RURAL) AND
- ANDREW LOUW – SA RURAL
- NWC ACADEMY AWARDS.
- NW ACADEMY BOWLER OF THE YEAR – CONNOR DE BOER
- NW ACADEMY BATTER OF THE YEAR – CHRIS BRITZ
- NW ACADEMY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – CHRIS BRITZ
- DRAGONS MEN’S AWARDS
- DRAGONS MEN’S BOWLER OF THE YEAR – SENURAN MUTHUSAMY
- DRAGONS MEN’S BATTER OF THE YEAR – WESLEY MARSHALL
- DRAGONS MEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR – SENURAN MUTHUSAMY
- DRAGONS MEN’S PLAYER’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR – HEINO KUHN
- DRAGONS WOMEN’S AWARDS
- DRAGONS WOMEN’S BOWLER OF THE YEAR – ELANDRI JANSE VAN RENSBURG
- DRAGONS WOMEN’S BATTER OF THE YEAR – TAZMIN BRITS
- DRAGONS WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR – TAZMIN BRITS
- PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS
- WYNAND SCHMITT – CSA WOMEN’S PROVINCIAL COACH OF THE YEAR
- TAZMIN BRITS – CSA WOMEN’S PROVINCIAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
- LIZEL LEE – MOMEMENTUM WOMEN’S T20 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
- ELANDRI JANSE VAN RENSBURG – CSA GIRLS U19 PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT
- SPECIAL AWARDS
- JB Marks Municipality
- Potch Herald
- Stepmar Sunset
- NW Academy of Sport
- NW Dragons Women’s team : CSA 50 over champions 2021-2022