Country Stars Recognised By CCB
24 March 2015  

Barry Shepherd Medal winner Aaron Quartermaine was presented with his award by Country Cricket Board (CCB) chairman Peter Silinger at the weekend’s Upper Great Southern Cricket Association Grand Final.

Only last week, Silinger travelled to Mandurah to present Dale Burns with his CCB Recognition Award acknowledging his huge contribution to country cricket in Western Australia.

Joint Terry ‘Tuck’ Waldron Medal winner Shayne Bidwell also recently received his award in Geraldton from CCB representative Gerard Marquis alongside fellow WA rep Glenn Wishart (all pictured, from left to right, Marquis, Wishart and Bidwell).

Hewson won the medal alongside Clint Hewson for their performances for WA at the 2015 Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships (ACCC) in Bendigo.

Burns’ (pictured right, alongside Silinger) award was well deserved, having spent five years as WA delegate to Cricket Australia for the ACCC, while he also oversaw significant changes for the state including the introduction of the travel equalisation scheme.

Burns also was involved in winning three ACCC titles, twice as a player and once as manager. He played in eight ACCC tournament overall and is a much loved country cricket legend.

Quartermaine, who claimed his award in Harrismith on the weekend, won the Barry Shepherd Medal for his performances as Upper Great Southern won the Senior Country Week in January.