THE stars of amateur cricket were honoured at the 2009 SA Cricket Awards ceremony in Johannesburg yesterday morning as Cricket South Africa (CSA) celebrated its most successful year ever, both on and off the field.
At the event Johnson Mafa won the Provincial Amateur Three-Day Cricketer of the Year award and Divan van Wyk was named Provincial Amateur One-Day Cricketer of the Year.
Eastern Cape rural cricket pioneer, Advocate Mthetheleli Ngumbela, walked away with the Khaya Majola Lifetime Achievement Award, an enhancement of the existing Khaya Majola Amateur Award.
Cricket in the rural parts of the country also continues to be played with amazing dedication and enjoyment by individuals like North West all-rounder Conrad de Swardt, who walked away with the Rural Cricketer of the Year award.
Paul de Beer was named Bakers Administrator of the Year for his outstanding work with Bakers Mini Cricket at Northerns.
Other major winners included Trisha Chetty, who was named CSA Women's Cricketer of the Year. SA Under-19 wicketkeeper-batsman Mangaliso Mosehle won the CSA Under-19 Cricketer of the Year award while Andrea Agathagelou was named Coca-Cola Khaya Majola U-19 Player of the Tournament.
Other winners: PG Bison U-15 Player of the Tournament: Reghardt Verster; U-17 Player of the Tournament: Andre Malan; Coca-Cola Khaya Majola U-19 Player of the Tournament: Andrea Agathagelou; CSA U-19 Cricketer of the Year: Mangaliso Mosehle; Student Cricketer of the Year: Gurshwin Rabie; Blind Cricketer of the Year: Michael da Silva; Deaf Cricketer of the Year: Stefan van Zyl; Intellectually Impaired Cricketer of the Year: Severo Amoes. - Sapa