Redlands Tigers enjoyed two home Grand Finals with both 5th Grade no 1 and 6th Grade no 1 earning the right to play at home having finished top of their respective Premier Grade Competitions. Despite fighting hard across the four days both teams fell short and the allusive prize was claimed by Valleys DCC for both finals. Congratulations to all members of both teams on a great season.
Our Annual Awards Night was held at the Redlands Sporting Club where 180 people celebrated the success of the club’s 2017-18 season. The major Award winners were:
- The Don Seccombe Shield for most runs was won by Greg Morton with 589 runs.
- The Redlands Cricket Shield for best batting average went to Chris O’Shea and the most promising batsman was presented to Michael McEwan
- The Tony Dell Shield for most wickets went to Matthew Dwyer and the best bowling average award was presented to Scott Butters
- The Action Indoor Sports Shield for Women’s Bowling Average was awarded to Clodagh Ryall with a bowling average of 10.29
- The Action Indoor Sports Award for Women’s Batting Average was presented to Kate Macdonald with a batting average of 47.14
- The Eddie Santagiuliana Award for the Redlands Tigers Best and Fairest/Most Valuable Player went to Chris O’Shea. Chris acquired a batting average of 46.73 for the season.
- Special acknowledgement was made to Ryan Leloux and Nick Hurford following their retirement from playing and coaching respectively. Both have played a large part in ensuring our club’s success both on and off the field.
- The Club Person of the Year Award was presented to Brad Stewart and Rob Anderson for their ongoing support to Redlands Tigers through grounds maintenance and match day setup
The myFootDr Queensland Bulls also capped off a memorable 2017-18 season by defeating Tasmania to claim the JLT Sheffield Shield. Special congratulations to the three Redlands Tigers players, Jimmy Peirson (Capt), Marnus Labuschagne, Sam Heazlett on a fantastic season. Enjoy the winter break!
Congratulations are also in order for Redlands Tigers Groundsmen Joshua Kemp and Doug O’Neil on winning the People’s Choice Community Sports Field of the Year Award presented by Sport Turf Association of Queensland. Their outstanding dedication to Redlands Tigers facilities is appreciated by players and visitors to our club every day.
Redlands Cricket also successfully hosted both the Queensland U16 State Challenge and the Redlands Sporting Club Pipe Band annual competition during the month of April. Both events were very well attended, and showcased the fantastic facilities of Redlands Cricket and the Redlands Sporting Club.
Finally, but by no means least, we farewell three long serving servants of cricket administration following the retirement of Barry Cullen, Richard Chora and Mark French. With more then 40 years administration experience between them, their contribution to Redlands Cricket over the past two decades cannot be understated and we will forever be indebted for their service. We wish them all the best in retirement and I’m sure as life members they will still be seen around the club.