Former Community Junior Cricket Council Chair Len Pavy was awarded the council's first ever Life Membership at its annual awards ceremony at the WACA Ground.
The outstanding contributions our volunteers have made to junior cricket over the season were also recognised at the awards on the night of Wednesday 20 March.
Awards presented included the Junior Team Coach of the Year, School Ambassador of the Year, and the Growing Cricket for Girls Award, but the most special moment of the night was kept for Len Pavy.
In 2007, Pavy was presented with WACA Honorary Life Membership for his special services to cricket as both a player and administrator.
After his playing days, Pavy was heavily involved in the administration of community junior cricket, and was appointed Chair of the WA Junior Management Board, now the CJCC.
Current Chairman of the CJCC Jamie Chappell said Pavy’s influence on community cricket in WA has been profound.
“Len was instrumental in bringing all the community competitions in the metro area together under one umbrella,” Chappell said.
“We’ve got a system that all other states and territories would love to have, we’ve got one group that can lobby the peak body on behalf of all community cricket associations, which is a system that doesn’t exist in any other state.
“I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Len over a number of years and it was a great honour to be able to award him with our first life membership.”
Pavy’s influence on community cricket in WA can’t be understated, prior to his Life Membership, the Community Club of the Year Award was already named in his honour.
This year that award went to Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club for their outstanding commitment to growing the game in their region and truly making cricket a sport for all.
All the winners from the night are listed below.
Life Membership Presentation
Len Pavy Club of the Year
Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club
Spirit of Cricket Award
South – Phoenix Beeliar Junior Cricket Club
North – Wanneroo Junior Cricket Club
Growing Cricket for Girls Award
Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club
Junior Umpires of the Year
Matthew Farthing – Midland Guilford Junior Cricket Association
Heron Carson – South West Junior Metropolitan Cricket Council
Troy Matthews – Perth Junior Cricket Association
Cameron Winnett – South East Junior Metropolitan Cricket Council
Ben Travers – North West Metropolitan Cricket Association
Junior Female Team Coach of the Year
Luke Gray – White Knights Baldivis Junior Cricket Club
Junior Team Coach of the Year
Simon Lewis-Jones – Sorrento Duncraig Junior Cricket Club
School Ambassador of the Year
Dan Rodgers – Deanmore Primary School
Jon Weekes – Methodist Ladies College
Woolworths Cricket Blast Master Blaster Club Coordinator of the Year
Ben Dreckow – Halls Head Junior Cricket Club
Woolworths Cricket Blast Junior Blaster Club Coordinator of the Year
David Hutchison – Leederville Mt Hawthorn Junior Cricket Club