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Local charities receive £4,000 at CSNICC Awards Dinner

Local charities receive £4,000 at CSNICC Awards Dinner

Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club (CSNICC) recently held their Annual Awards Dinner at the Pavilion, Stormont.

The Annual Awards Dinner gave Club members and guests a chance to reminisce over the season just past and to recognise achievements within the Club.

Along with the Awards, which were presented to members throughout the evening, three local charities, Northern Ireland Pancreatic Cancer (NIPanC), Sport Changes Life and Cancer Focus NI, were presented with donations totalling £4,000 following the Club’s Annual Fundraiser at Drumbo earlier in the year.

Ivan McMinn, Club Chairman, said: “I am delighted to see so many of our Club members at our Annual Awards Dinner. The evening gives us a chance to celebrate the success of the Club throughout the season with our 1st XI reaching the Gallagher Challenge Cup Final, the semi-finals of the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup and finishing the season strongly in the league. With Gary Wilson and Andre Malan returning to the Club next season our 1st XI will be stronger than ever.

“Our Women’s 1st XI were narrowly beaten in the Gallagher Women’s Challenge Cup Final and the 4th XI brought success to the Club by winning the Minor (Lindsay) Cup.

“I am delighted to be able to present £4,000 to three local charities close to my heart following our highly successful fundraiser, ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in Drumbo. These charities could not operate without donations and I hope tonight’s donations help to raise awareness for them and go some way to progressing their tireless work.

“As this season comes to a close, our Winter Academies will be starting and plans are underway for next season. We will be looking to grow as a Club, to continue to develop our youth players and women’s team and we will be aiming to bring silverware back to Stormont.”

Local magician, George Bleeks, kept guests entertained throughout the evening.

The following Awards were presented on the night;

Women’s Awards

Player of the Year - Alison Cowan

The Marais Batting Cup - Alison Cowan

The McMinn Bowling Cup - Abbi Leckey

Best Newcomer - Ash Healy


Club Awards

The Harry McCammon Cup (Club Player of the Year) - Chris Elliott

The Peter Lunney Shield (Club Person of the Year) - Harry McCammon


1st XI

Simon Corlett Cup (Player of the Year) - Marc Ellison  

1,087 runs at 49.41 average. Three centuries. Best batting 139* v Waringstown


The George England Trophy (Young Player of the Year) - Matthew Foster



Marc Ellison, 131, 19th May vs Bready

Marc Ellison, 139*, 27th July vs Waringstown

Marc Ellison, 131, 12th August vs North Down

Andre Malan, 140, 9th June vs North Down

Andre Malan, 107, 16th June vs Carrick

Andre Malan, 130*, 21st July vs Instonians

Andre Malan, 104, 4th August vs Carrick


2nd XI

Player of the Year - Christie Harkness

24 wickets at 10.33 average. Three five-wicket hauls. Best bowling 5-20 vs CIYMS II



Andrew Hodgins, 127, 26th May vs Lisburn II


Five wicket hauls

Stevy Ross 5-28, 13th May vs Carrick II

Christie Harkness 5-50, 23rd June vs Waringstown II

Christie Harkness 5-20, 7th July vs CIYMS II

Christie Harkness 5-36, 8th July vs Waringstown III


3rd XI

Player of the Year - Chris Cahoon

202 runs at 50.50 average. Best batting 47* vs Woodvale II



Robin Johnston, 107, 9th June vs Woodvale II


4th XI

Player of the Year - Mikey Smyth Jnr

289 runs at 26.27 average. Best batting 48* vs Ballymena III. 21 wickets at 13.70 average.

Best bowling 4-3 vs Cooke Collegians II



Chris Cahoon, 102, 8th July vs Muckamore IV


5th XI

Player of the Year - Gareth Thompson

282 runs at 70.50 average. Best batting 99 vs Dundrum II and took eight wickets during the season



Player of the Year - Gareth Thompson

99 runs at 49.50 average. Best 31* v Allstate