Major Club Awards

 

There are 3 prestigious honours awarded at the Ashwood Cricket Club:

 

  1. Ken Hargrave Memorial Award for the Best Clubman
  2. Ivan J Wilkinson Medal
  3. James Rolfe Medal

 

Alan Hargrave Memorial Award for the Best Clubman

 

Without doubt, this is the most prestigious award at the Ashwood Cricket Club. So prestigious that it is not automatically awarded annually, but only when a worthy recipient has qualified.

 

The Alan Hargrave Memorial Award is named in memory of Alan Hargrave, (son of Life Member Ken Hargrave) who was known as a fantastic Club man. Alan was not known as the best cricketer at the Club, however, his contribution to the Club was awesome in bringing the club closer together as a true Clubman. 

 

To qualify for the Alan Hargrave Memorial Award for the Best Clubman, a member must have gone over and above the call of duty. Traditionally, it is a non-committee member, however, in exceptional circumstances, a committee member has been nominated when they have by far exceeded their committee role.

 

Unfortunately, Alan’s life was tragically cut short when he was lost at sea in 1972, but his memory is honoured by the Best Clubman Award being named after him.

 

 

Ivan J Wilkinson Medal for the Championship player of the year

 

Named after one of the club’s living legends, and record games player, the Ivan J Wilkinson Medal is awarded to the player who accumulates the most points for runs, wickets, catches, run outs, stumpings and other selected criteria over the season, including finals.

 

Ivan is a Life Member, has played in 3 premierships, captained teams, won batting and bowling averages, as well as being known as one of the best wicket-keepers the club has produced. Ivan has also held almost every position on the committee over three decades, including the senior roles as President, Secretary and Treasurer.

 

Ivan is also the club statistician and keeper of records at the Ashwood Cricket Club - a voluntary role that he has completed with diligence and passion for many years.

 

Also known around the club affectionately as “uncle”, a nickname coined given the amount of nephews and other relatives Ivan has at the club. Ivan is a larrikin, who is always up for a bit of fun as well as a word of encouragement.

 

 

The Ivan J Wilkinson Medal for the Championship Player of the Year is a one of the big 3 awards at the Ashwood Cricket Club and is deservedly named after one of Ashwood Cricket Club’s living legends.

 

James Rolfe Medal for the Cricketer of the Year

 

Named after another living legend of the Ashwood Cricket Club, James (Jim) Rolfe, the Cricketer of the Year is awarded to the player who is awarded the most votes at the end of the home and away season. Votes are awarded by the umpire (or opposition Captain if there is no official umpire), with 3, 2 and 1 votes going to the best 3 players for Ashwood each game.

 

Jim is a Life Member, who is holds the honour of being the longest serving President in the Club’s history – a fantastic achievement!

 

On the field, Jim has captained premierships and won batting averages in his 275 game / 4708 run career (and has taken 16 wickets). We will keep the record book open however, just in case Jim makes another comeback from retirement, returning to assist when duty called. Jim’s on-field exploits are perhaps best remembered for being the only man who could successfully and consistently play the cut shot from a half-volley!

 

Jim has made an enormous contribution to the ongoing success of the Ashwood Cricket Club and hence, the James Rolfe Medal for the Cricketer of the Year is a one of the big 3 awards at the Ashwood Cricket Club and is deservedly named after one of the Club’s finest.