Those who have gone above and beyond for the sport of cricket were recognised at the Central Highlands Cricket Awards earlier this month with several locals praised for their dedication.
Colts Phelans stalwart Graham Hannan was named as the Representative Coach of the Year for his work with the Maryborough District Cricket Association’s
(MDCA) under 13s side at Junior Country Week while Creswick Imperials’ Miranda Chalmers was named Junior Coordinator of the Year and Maryborough’s Cam McClure was congratulated for his under 19 state representative duties.
In spite of more than 60 years involvement with the game, Hannan’s love for cricket and desire to grow it from the ground up inspired him to take on coaching duties of the local association’s youngest representative side this season.
The 13s won half of their games played and challenged the eventual winners of the division with great resilience.
Hannan said the award was a “nice little bonus” to an already rewarding experience with the side.
“It’s nice that people acknowledge and appreciate it. You don’t coach for those reasons of course but it’s a nice little bonus,” he said.
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