May claims fifth gong
ALLORA all-rounder Adam May has won his fifth consecutive Player of the Year award for the Allora Cricket Club.
The medium pacer and hard-hitting, right-hand batsman, who also skipper's the Warwick Cricket Association Mitchell Shield team, scored 255 runs for Allora in the 2010/11 season.
His top score was 79, his runs coming at an average of 39.5, and his 10 wickets from seven games at 17.9.
Newcomer Aaron Vietheer was named Best New Talent after an impressive tail-end to his season, with 155 runs off his last six innings and a top score of 52.
Vietheer, a familiar face as a butcher at the Allora Butchery, is originally from the Lockyer Valley area, but is keen to continue in Allora colours next season.
Allora State School Year 10 student Nick Morris took most catches, while team captain Cameron Masters collected the award for most runs and veteran campaigner Andrew Petersen took the honours for most wickets.
Prominent Warwick junior cricketer Brodie Frizzell finished the season with the best bowling average, while exciting all rounder Kris McLennan was on top of the batting averages as well as being handy with the ball.
“The club, like all WCA clubs, had a frustrating year with wet weather interference but it can be measured as a successful season with the club making the reserve grade grand final," captain Cameron Masters said.
The club also kicked some goals off-field when it was granted a lease over the Allora Cricket Oval by the Southern Downs Regional Council. Members look forward to lifting standards of the facility.
The contribution of sponsors Debbie Smith (Allora Foodworks), Robyn Miles (Railway Hotel), David and Zita Dwan (Allora News), Beetle and Sue Wakeford (Allora True Value Hardware) and Shaune Duffy (Tractor and Implement In Miniature Diecast Models) of Hendon was also acknowledged.