Cape Town Cricket Club’s award winners for 2018-19 season

Cyril Kramer Cup; Spirit Award – Junior Teams

Instituted by former Cape Town Cricket Club president, life member and player Cyril Kramer in 1987-8, the Cyril Kramer Cup is awarded to the third, fourth, fifth or sixth team player displaying the most meritorious club and team spirit.

  • 2018-19 Winner: Marc Hammett.

Gary Bricknell Cup; Spirit Award – First, Second Teams

Overall This award was instituted in 1976/77, in memory of the late Gary Bricknell, for the first or second team player displaying the most meritorious club and team spirit. Bricknell was killed while serving with the Regiment Westelike Provinsie in South West Africa in 1977. He was arguably the finest under-23 left-arm spin-bowling prospect in the country at the time.

  • 2018-19 Winner: Hilio De Abreu.

Victor Cutting Award; Most Diligent Player at Practices

This award was instituted by former Cape Town Cricket Club first XI player and life member Victor Cutting, who contributed significantly to the identification of schoolboy talent – and mentoring of young players at the club.

2018-19 Winner: Brendan Young.

Gerald Morkel Cup; Best Fielder – Junior Teams

This cup was instituted by Gerald Morkel – a Cape Town Cricket Club life member and arguably one of the most dynamic chairmen the club has had. His contribution, including the building of the clubhouse and scoreboard, was huge.

2018-19 Winner: Storm Kotze.

Elgar Player Shield

Donated by Cape Town Cricket Club player and coach Derek Elgar, the Elgar Player Shield is awarded to the most valuable player in the third team.

2018-19 Winner: Rikus Walters.

Nick Commaille Trophy Best Fielder – First Team

This award was instituted by JMM (Mick) Commaille – a Cape Town Cricket Club stalwart, who played for Western Province and South Africa. He was, at one stage, South Africa’s vice-captain.

2018-19 Winner: Clint Botha.

Dr Louis Bosman Cup; Most Improved Player – Junior Teams

The first and oldest of the Cape Town Cricket Club awards, the Dr Louis Bosman Cups were instituted in the 1946/47 season. A club member and – at that stage – the member of parliament for the Cape Town Gardens constituency, Bosman announced his intention to donate four cups to the club as floating trophies to players for outstanding performances.

2018-19 Winner: Saien Benjamin.

Max Saacks Award; Best Batsman – Junior Teams

This award was instituted by Cape Town Cricket Club stalwart and former opening batsman, Max Saacks, who played for the club’s first XI from the late 1920s through to the Second World War. A gritty and uncompromising player, Saacks scored four centuries for the first XI.

2018-19 Winner: Saien Benjamin.

Joe Abromowitz Cup; Best Strike-Rate – Junior Teams

This award was introduced by Cape Town Cricket Club veteran and life member, the late Joe Abromowitz. He was involved with the club, as a player and administrator, for more than 50 years. The accolade is effectively for the junior teams bowler who took the most wickets in the least amount of overs – qualification: 25 wickets or more.

2018-19 Winner: Wayne Wilson.

Dr Louis Bosman Cup; Most Runs – First Team

2018-19 Winner: Clint Botha.

Dr Louis Bosman Cup; Most Wickets – First Team

2018-19 Winner: Brendan Young.

Dr Louis Bosman Cup; Best All-Rounder – Junior Teams

2018-19 Winner: Lloyd Wingrove.

Most wickets in the second team (new award, introduced in 2019)

2018-19 Winner: Michal Lord.

Most runs in the second team (new award, introduced in 2019)

2018-19 Winner: Mark Ritchie.

MS Personnel Team of the Year

Instituted by former Cape Town Cricket Club players Mike and Shane Martin in 2008/09, the MS Personnel Team of the Year Award is given to the most outstanding CTCC team of the season.

2018-19 Winner: Third team.

Lambswood Friendly Cricketer of the Year

2018-19 Winner: Charles Reich.

Boon Wallace Memorial Cup; Club Cricketer of the Year

Donated by the family of the late Boon Wallace, who was a Cape Town Cricket Club stalwart, former club president, life member, player and national cricket administrator, in 1994-5, the Boon Wallace Memorial Cup is awarded to the club cricketer of the year.

2018-19 Winner: Brendan Young.

President’s Cup

The most prestigious award at Cape Town Cricket Club, the President’s Cup was instituted by former club president Sandy Bairnsfather-Cloete in 1975 – and is awarded to the club member who has displayed exceptional and meritorious service over several years.

2018-19 Winner: Ian Lewis.

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