An amazing night was had by all that attended the 2015-16 Sydney University Cricket Club Awards Night at Bangarra Dance Theatre in Walsh Bay on Saturday evening.
A change in format saw a vibrant festival feeling greeting our guests. The sights and smells of some of the finest Indian cuisine being prepared by Surjits Catering welcomed guests onto the pier, before the festivities of casino tables, flowing drinks, freshly made cocktails, a flower adornment station by Sarah Faraday's Flower Stories for all the ladies, and the glorious sight of a 2m high "SUCC" sitting at the end of the pier.
Following a chance to mingle under the stars, guests were ushered into the Bangarra Dance Theatre where the formalities took place, as usual, professionally emcee'd by Club legend, James Rodgers.
We congratulate all of the award winners on the night including:
- Most Valuable Clubman - Mark Faraday
- Club Best & Fairest - Jack Gibson
- Most Outstanding Captains - Ash Cowan and Alasdair Grant
- Most Valuable 1st Grade Player - Nigel Cowell
- Most Valuable T20 Player - Liam Robertson
- Most Valuable PG Player - Jack Holloway
- Most Valuable Green Shield Player - Michael Glassock
- Scholarship Award - Hayden Kerr
- Most Valuable Undergraduate Player - Kieran Tate
- 1st Grade Fielding Award - Will Hay
- Lower Grade Fielding Award - James Crowley
- Best All-rounder Award - Jonathon Craig-Dobson
- Batting Aggregate - Nick Larkin
- Batting Average - Greg Mail
- Bowling Aggregate - Nigel Cowell
- Bowling Average - Shehan Canagasingham
At the conclusion of the awards, the DJ kicked the beats and the dance floor opened, with most of the partners attending packing the dance floor til the end of the night saw a heartfelt rendition of the club song led by premiership winning skippers Ash Cowan and AJ Grant.
Thanks must go to Surjit and Rasan Gujral from Surjits Catering for once again providing an outstanding food service; Bangarra Dance Theatre for a stunning venue; sponsors Alex McRae at ANZ Mobile Lending and Tony Wakefield at BMW Sydney for their support; and finally Sarah Faraday, Ben Joy and Henry Clark for their tireless efforts in putting together such a wonderful event.
SUCC thanks all players and supporters for yet another superb season culminating in two premierships and wish you all the best for the off-season... see you all in July for pre-season training!