Saturday, August 1, 2015

Augustus is QPCC’s Cricketer of the Year

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Well done: Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) batsman Jonathan Augustus, left, receives the Cricketer of the Year award from club president, former West Indies wicketkeeper Deryck Murray, at the QPCC’s cricket awards dinner at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Friday. –Photo: Curtis Chase

Mark Fraser


Although the 2013 domestic season was not a big success like the previous two years, Queen’s Park Cricket Club still had a lot celebrate during their cricket end-of-season presentation and awards dinner at the Oval on Friday night when Jonathan Augustus was named the Parkites’ Cricketer of the Year.



After winning a hat-trick of domestic titles in 2011 and 2012, the Parkites only won the Sunday League 50 overs trophy in 2013 with Southern rivals PowerGen Penal clinching the Premier Division League and Twenty20 titles.



Augustus played a crucial part in their fourth consecutive Sunday League triumph, hitting an unbeaten 55 to lead them past Merry Boys and in their tense semi-final contest.



The Queen’s Park Oval ballroom was packed on Friday night with Augustus sharing the stage with a lot of youngsters including 18-year-old medium pacer Tion Webster and 17-year-old opening batsman Jeremy Solozano, who were among the five nominated for Cricketers of the Year.



The other two nominees for the top award were Parkite skipper Justin Guillen and batsman Petrock Nicholas.



Some of the other youngsters who crossed the stage on the night included all-rounder Anthony Simmons who copped  the “Fighting Spirit” trophy as the Runako Morton Most Promising Youth Cricketer of the Year.



Webster was the Peter Waithe Youth Cricketer of the Year while his Trinidad and Tobago Under-19 teammate, leg-spinner Jesse Bootan, was named the Phil Thomson Youth Personality of the Year.



After collecting his trophy, Augustus said he was satisfied with his performance but not totally satisfied.



“I would like to score more hundreds. More runs in the league, get a better average and put my name out there again,” the former West Indies Under-19 right-hand batsman added.



“Practice hard, make some runs and hopefully the selectors will see me. That is all I could do, score runs. Mentally I am in a good place and that is what has brought success for me this year,” said the 28-year-old Augustus. 



 



QPCC Honour Roll





Cricketer of the Year—Jonathan Augustus


 


Five Cricketers of the Year


Jeremy Solozano


Tion Webster


Justin Guillen


Jonathan Augustus


Petrock Nicholas


 


Runako Morton Most Promising Youth Cricketer—Anthony Simmons


 


Peter Waithe Youth Cricketer of the Year—Tion Webster


 


Phil Thomson Youth Personality of the Year—Jesse Bootan


 


National Youth 


Representatives


Under-15


Kirstan Kallicharan


 


Under-19


Jeremy Solozano


Jesse Bootan


Tion Webster


Camillo Carimbocas


 


FIVE WICKET HAULS


Premier DivisionT20


Tion Webster—5/17 vs Defence Force


 


Premier Division League


Tion Webster—5/11 vs Diamond


Sherwin Peters 5/5 vs Diamond


Khary Pierre 5/51 vs Esmeralda


 


North Championship League


Sherwin Peters 5/37 vs Defence Force


Isaiah Rajah—5/40 vs Sweet Revenge


Anthony Alexander—5/45 vs Felicity


Tion Webster—5/51 vs Calcutta


Jesse Bootan—5/65 vs Preysal


 


Premier Reserve League


Khary Pierre—6/25 and 5/14 vs Caldrac


Israel Canning—6/62 vs Comets


Kyle Boneo—5/45 vs PowerGen


Anthony Serrette 5/47 vs PowerGen


 


North Championship Reserve


Kevon Charles—6/22 vs Central Sports


Cavan Byrne 5/39 vs Preysal


 


CENTURIES


Sunday League


Jonathan Augustus—106 vs Aranjuez


 


Premier Division


Jonathan Augustus—103 vs Caldrac


Petrock Nicholas—136 vs Bamboo


Justin Guillen—105 vs Comets


Justin Guillen—105 vs Esmeralda


 


North Championship


Sherwin Peters—100 n.o. vs Calcutta


Savion Lara—151 n.o. vs Defence Force


Clifton Halls—114 n.o. vs Defence Force


Anthony Alexander 121 vs Petrotrin


 


Premier Division Reserve League


Camillo Carimbocas—140 vs Aranjuez


Ricardo Paty—121 vs Merry Boys


Anthony Serrette 103 n.o. vs Esmeralda


Kelly Rosales 154 vs Caldrac


 


North Championship 


Reserve League


Kelly Rosales 100 n.o. vs Central Sports