SUSSEX SPORTS AWARDS: Success for Sussex Cricket03-Dec-2013
It was an impressive night for Sussex Cricket at the Sussex Sports Awards on Friday evening with two awards being picked up.
The 11th annual Sussex Sports Awards, hosted by Active Sussex, reward quality, achievement, determination and commitment. Bringing together clubs, teams, businesses and the wider professional partnership, it is a fantastic culmination of the year's sporting successes. The awards welcomed regular host, BBC Sussex DJ Danny Pike and Olympic badminton silver medalist Gail Emms MBE, who gave an inspirational talk about her journey to sporting success.
The achievements of recreational cricket in Sussex demonstrate the strength and depth of the Clubs and their volunteers within the County.
The Sussex Under 17 girls topped off their season with another trophy on Friday after winning the Juice 107.2 Young Team of the Year award. The under 17's had an incredible season winning both the National T20 and the County Championship, where they were unbeaten all season.
Sussex WCA Director of Cricket, Charlotte Burton said, “I am extremely pleased and proud of the girls, they have had a great season and deserve to be recognised for their achievements as a team this year. They have had a fantastic season and winning the Young Team of the Year award finishes off a great year for the girls.”
The BBC Sussex Unsung Hero Award went to Mick Waghorn of Bexhill Cricket Club. Mick has done just about every job at the club including Chairman, Vice Chairman, Bar Manager, Captain, Secretary, Groundsman, Maintenance man, and Fundraiser. The latter has brought in thousands for rollers, mowers, practice nets, pavilion improvements and a new square. The impact of his work is Bexhill’s emergence as a Community Club of huge stature. The Premier League Club can now boast over 150 juniors, an incredible 6 Saturday sides, Clubmark and are now a Sussex Cricket Board Focus Club. He has delivered voluntary service to Bexhill CC all his life, and since retiring, he is at the ground daily – he has provided a platform for others to enjoy a lifetime of cricket.
Pictured below: Mick Waghorn recieves his BBC Sussex Unsung Hero Award from BBC Sussex Sport Editor, Tim Durrans.