EACH time Raman Phoonie walked to the top table to receive a trophy, thunderous applause greeted the rising star of Coffs Harbour District Cricket Association, Raman Phoonie.
Raman, 15, took home a hoard of trophies from the annual presentation and nothing in CHDCA’s extensive record keeping shows a younger player to take out not just the main award of the season, but what are considered the top three.
Remarkably, the grand final appearance with Plantation Diggers was his second and the big tally of awards must go some way toward making up for the loss to Sawtell in the decider.
Naturally, the Blue Caps were just as dominant as representatives from Diggers club.
Outstanding batsman Richie Gallichan was a heartbeat behind Raman for player of the year honours.
Gallichan’s team mate Tim Welsford would almost certainly figured in the finish if he’d been available earlier in the summer but had a brilliant end to the season.
Dominating with bat and ball, the former Victorian Shield cricketer was an instant choice for president’s award after his heroics in the grand final.
Emu Club inductees Damon Rootes, Tyh Murphy and Trent Dierick received their induction surrounded by past recipients.
Player of 2015-16
Bill Rae Memorial Medal
Ken Robinson Trophy
Ray Kratz Memorial Trophy
Arch and Isobel Kay Memorial Trophy
Bill Amos Memorial Shield
Noel Brennan Memorial Shield
Fitzroy Hotel Shield
Max Solomon Memorial Shield
Plantation Diggers Blue
Haworth Family Shield
PBBC Colts Red