Raman runs hot at cricket awards

Plantation Diggers all-rounder Raman Phoonie is surrounded by trophies after scooping the pool at the CHDCA presentation.
Plantation Diggers all-rounder Raman Phoonie is surrounded by trophies after scooping the pool at the CHDCA presentation. Contributed

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.

CHDCA Awards

Player of 2015-16

Raman Phoonie

Bill Rae Memorial Medal

Raman Phoonie

Ken Robinson Trophy

Raman Phoonie

Presidents Award

Tim Welsford

Umpires Award

Dave Angus

Ray Kratz Memorial Trophy

Tyh Murphy

Arch and Isobel Kay Memorial Trophy


Bill Amos Memorial Shield


Noel Brennan Memorial Shield

Plantation Diggers

Fitzroy Hotel Shield


Max Solomon Memorial Shield

Plantation Diggers Blue

Haworth Family Shield

PBBC Colts Red

Emu Club

Damon Rootes

Trent Dierick

Tyh Murphy

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