OUTGOING Manning Cricket Association secretary Gordon Cross’s contribution to the game was recognised at the association’s presentation at the Taree Leagues and Sports Club.
Mr Cross will be stepping down from the position after 13 years at the annual meeting in June.
He is also chairman of the Mid North Coast Cricket Council and intends to stand again at this year’s annual meeting. Mr Cross was in the chair when the Mid North Coast Premier League, involving clubs from the Manning, Hastings and Macleay, came into play last summer.
Manning Cricket president Geoff Hazell commented on Mr Cross’s tireless role as secretary as well as his roles on various sub committees and representative team management as. Mr Hazell asked those in attendance to stand and applaud Mr Cross’s contribution to cricket in the Manning.
Meanwhile Adam McLeod from Taree West was named the Manning third grade cricketer of the year, finishing on 53 points.
Bevan Coleman was the batting aggregate with 392 runs while the average went to Graham Robinson with 80. Troy Bridge took with most wickets – 23 while William Smith won the bowling average with 8.17.
Bulahdelah were minor and major premiers in third grade. Old Bar Blue were fourth grade premiers.