What a strange end to a season

Well what can we say, we finally got to have a windup after an abrupt end to our season.  We saw our top grade (6th grade) get into the grand final, but with a pandemic COVID-19 causing a major issue throughout the world, the association, after long talks which would be hard to come to a decision like this, both Cannington and Thornlie teams that were to battle it out for the end of season grand final the game was to be deemed a draw.

But after waiting so long for a windup to happen due to quarantine laws and social distancing stopping us from having a great time together, we finally had it which I think everyone was happy to have which from what we did well on social distancing throughout the night even though going by the photos when we all received the awards, we did a good job.

The food, from Teramo Catering was great and we had some special guests from the City of Canning that enjoyed the night and we hope over the next few years and beyond, we will continue to help improve and work together for the future to help the community.

City of Canning
From L to R: Steve Hall (President), Franca Pedulla (Treasurer), Deputy Mayor Jesse Jacobs, Cr Graham Barry, Cr Mark Bain

We saw 2 new inductee’s to the Life Members club and 1 member from last year who missed out receiving his membership badge on the night to make it more special for him. Welcome to the club Steve Hall, Vincent Ciancio and Aaron Dyer.

Matty Pedulla took out the Frank MacGrotty Club Person award which was well deserved, he is still a young fella, and with him as a role model, we can grow to become even more of a success.

The Paul Keep Cricketer of the Year award went to Vijay Kumar. Vijay had an outstanding year with both bat and ball, and lead our 6th grade to a One Day premiership. He almost needed a box after this night, as he received numerous awards.

Left Vijay Kumar, Tom Barr (Life Member)
Left – Vijay Kumar with Tom Barr (Life Member)

Final Award Winners list
6th Grade

Batting Award           Vijay Kumar                           397 Runs
Bowling Award         Vijay Kumar                           39 wkts @ avg 9.41
Fielding Award         Haroon Ahmed
Captains Award        Umar Qureshi & Satvinder Singh
Team Champion       Vijay Kumar                           144.70 pts

7th Grade

Batting Award           Dempsey Badorek                521 Runs
Bowling Award         Steven A Hall                         28 wkts @ avg 12.14
Fielding Award         Matthew Pedulla
Captains Award         Jarad Delemare
Team Champion        Steven A Hall                        104.60 pts

One Day D

Batting Award            Guththika J Wijayamuni     539 Runs
Bowling Award          Manu Pathinaike                  22 wkts @ avg 14.23
Fielding Award          Chaminda Mendis
Captains Award         Buddika Buthpitilekamalage
Team Champion        Naleen Fernando                  101 pts

One Day G

Batting Award            Stuart T Riseley                    433 Runs
Bowling Award          Aaron Dyer                            33 wkts @ avg 12.24
Fielding Award          Nick Davey
Captains Award         Connor McGinty & Callum Richards
Team Champion        Aaron Dyer                           108 pts

Syd Godfrey “Spirit of Cricket Award”
Salman Farsi

Paul Keep “Cricketer of the Year”
Vijay Kumar                                         144.70 pts

Frank MacGrotty “Clubperson Award”
Matthew Pedulla

Social Supporter
Sonya Badorek & Paul Badorek

“Clayton Brown” Duck Award 
Mark Richards & Shamez Rashid    4 ducks

Shamez Rashid & Mark Richards
Shamez Rashid & Mark Richards with 4 ducks each

Club Most Improved
Connor McGinty

Connor McGinty
Connor McGinty with Mark Richards

Presidents Award 
Matthew Pedulla

Life Members
Steven Hall
Vincent Ciancio

Bowling Awards (5 wkts in a game)
Vijay Kumar                    Round 5 v East Fremantle                      5 for 25 off 10.5 overs
                                           Round 8 v East Fremantle                      5 for 25 off 8 overs
                                           Round 10 v Phoenix                                 5 for 28 off 7.5 overs

Steven A Hall                  Round 3 V Perth Tamil                              5 for 30 off 16 overs
                                           Round 6 V Jandakot Park                         5 for 13 off 5 overs
                                           Round 14 v Jandakot Park                       5 for 1 off 8 overs

Aaron Dyer                      Round 4 v Kardinya Lakes                      5 for 14 off 5 overs
                                           Round 5 v Thornlie                                   5 for 33 off 7 overs

Farooq S Ali                     Round 5 v Roleystone /Karragullen       5 for 28 off 11 overs
                                           Round 9 v Roleystone / Karragullen      5 for 12 off 5 overs

Gursewak Singh             Round 3 v Roleystone / Karragullen       5 for 10 off 13.4 overs

Paul R McLean                Round 12 v Cockburn                                6 for 8 off 9 overs

Harsh Jansali                  Round 4 v Jandakot Park                           5 for 12 off 10 overs

Muhammad T Saleem   Round 13 v Piara Waters                           5 for 12 off 11.5 overs

Phil McLean & Merv Macgrotty Century Award
Mark Richards                    Round 8 v Willetton                                   102* Not Out
Guththika J Wijayamuni   Round 9 v Riverton                                    115 Runs
Chaminda Y Mendis           Round 18 v Roleystone / Karragullen     100* Not Out
Saleem Muhammad          Round 13 v  Piara Waters                          102 Runs

Our victorious 6th Grade One Day and 2 Day Premiers celebrate

2 premierships in one season, what a fantastic year for the Tigers
7th Grade finished 4th and had a fantastic season
ODD finished 3rd in just their first season together, well done boys!
ODG finished 1st with only 3 losses all year but lost their semi final. It was an amazing season with our top 4 batsmen scoring over 300 runs each and our top 4 bowlers with over 20 wickets each