Ballan Cricket Club 2023/24 Season Awards

April 9, 2024 BY

Ballan's 1st XI players. Photo: CHRIS THOM

ON SATURDAY 23 March, the Ballan Cricket Club gathered as one for their end of season awards night.

More than 120 gathered in our new club rooms at the Ballan Recreation Reserve, supported by the committee and wonderful catering from Graze-Ballan. This was the first year not extensively interrupted by weather or COVID or no rooms for over four years.

There was plenty to celebrate. Our First XI came still on a high, from their remarkable grand-final win from 4th spot on the ladder, the weekend before.

We also inducted the much-loved Troy Connor as life member. His longstanding contribution as a player, both junior and senior, 2nds captain, Blasters and junior coach, committee member and President were formally recognised.

We also were glad to give our club President David Leach, our best club person of the year, whose tireless work, while battling serious illness made him an obvious and outstanding candidate.

We also recognised Lachie and Michael Snaith who gave amazing contributions to our first XI, in midst of great loss. We were honoured with the presence of many Life Members, including John Molesworthy from the 1970s, who also addressed us.


Here is a list of the awards from the night:

Life Member – Troy Connor

Club Person of the Year – David Leach


Seniors 1st XI (BCA 2nd Grade Premiers 2023/24) 

Club Champion – Spade Shield – Lachie Snaith 719 Points

Batting Award – Michael Snaith 293 Runs @ 58.6

Bowling Award – Lachie Snaith 24 Wickets @ 8.83

Most Consistent – Jack Jarvis

Fielding Award – Elijah Muir

Best Team Player – Brady Naeff

Player of the Finals 2023/24 Ballan C.C 1st XI: Hayden Micallef, Premiership Captain


100s – Michael Snaith 102no round 14 v Golden Point



Jack McGregor 2023/4 Ballan 1st XI, Round. 2 vs Burrumbeet 6 Catches

Kobe Heafield 2023/24 Ballan 1st XI, Round. 3 vs Creswick 8/3/17/5

Lachie Snaith  2023/24 Ballan 1st XI, Round. 12 vs Creswick 10/3/28/6

Lachie Snaith  2023/24 Ballan 1st XI, Round. 14 vs Golden Point 6.5/5/27/6

Hayden Micallef 2023/24 Ballan 1st XI, Semi Final vs Dunnstown 18.5/7/31/7

Hayden Micallef 2023/24 Ballan C.C 1st XI, Grand Final vs Wendouree 26/10/38/6


Seniors 2nd XI 

Cricketer of the Year – Spade Shield – Param Singh 926 Points

Batting Award – Param Singh 604 Runs @ 60.4

Bowling Award – Jake Wernicke 20 Wickets @ 18.15

Captains Award – Michael Vallance

Team Player Award – Matt Shugg


Jake Wernicke 2023/24 Ballan 2nd XI, Round. 3 vs Fire Brigade 6/1/29/5

100s – Param Singh : 108 off 83 balls, round 16, 5th Grade v Golden Point


Under 15s 

Cricketer of the Year – Spade Shield – Sarah Burton 277 Points

Batting Award - Sarah Burton 141 Runs @ 28.2

Bowling Award – Eddie Bayard 11 Wickets @ 11.45

Team Spirit – Oscar Britt

Most Consistent – Kori Davenport

Coaches Award – Charlotte Wallace

Most Improved – James Bayard


Other Team Members: Clover McIlwaine, Eamon Grigg, Jackson Letcher, Riley Storer, Jai Singh, Tyler Bruning, James Bayard, Laila Ward,

Under 15s Coaches: Anthony McIlwaine, Max Burton, Summer Dehnert

Ballan Cricket Club Under 11 Team Member Participations 2023/2024  

Henry Cairns, Angus Dowling, Grace Dowling, Olivia Dowling, Bridie Grigg, Kiara Grigg, Jamie Jarvis, Isaac Kettle, Noah Kettle, Zariah Marshall, Angus Muldeary, Jack Mullane, Izak Osborn, Oscar Phillips, Ryder Shelton, Elsie Shugg, Layla Shugg, Hudson Squires, Victoria Taylor, Tate Reardon, Andy Tenerezza, Archer Morris



Matt Shugg Ballan C.C Under 11 Coach 2023/24

Martin Phillips Ballan C.C Under 11 Coach 2023/24

Stuart Grigg Ballan C.C Under 11 Coach 2023/24

Jenny Bates Junior Blaster Head Coach,

Kori Davenport Assistant Blaster and 11s Coach

Mabel Ayres Assistant 11s Coach