Community junior cricket was celebrated with approximately 230 people attending the annual awards evening at the Boundary Room at the WACA Ground on Wednesday night.
The Community Junior Cricket Awards is an opportunity to acknowledge key volunteers, school ambassadors and clubs, as well as junior players who have played right through from the Under-10s to Under-17s.
Perth Scorchers fan favourite Brad Hogg was the guest speaker and he had the crowd laughing.
He also showed his emotional side when reflecting on his junior days and why he still plays the game at the ripe old age of 44.
Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club won the Club of the Year award, known as the Len Pavy Award.
Len Pavy, the former Junior Cricket Management Board chairman, was on hand to present the award to Wembley Districts’ in2Cricket Registrar Jacqui Berglin (photo above with Hogg, Gemma Price, Margie Oldfield and Pavy).
Wembley Districts won a commemorative plaque, a signed Perth Scorchers bat and $1000 to go towards their cricket club.
Darlington Junior Cricket Club and South Perth Junior Cricket Club won the CJCC Spirit of Cricket South and North awards respectively, which included a $500 prize.
David Linton (pictured, above right) from South Perth Junior Cricket Club was the winner of the in2Cricket Coordinator award.
Steve Emery from Whitfords Junior Cricket Club won the Junior Cricket Coach of the Year award.
Steve Daniels (pictured, right) from Redcliffe Primary School won the School Ambassador of the Year award.