Nominations across 12 categories were received from across the state, with the selection panel deliberating and deciding on the respective winners.

Volunteer of the Year

WINNER: Phil Greggory - Trevallyn Cricket Club

Spending his time volunteering as the Junior Development Officer and Woolworths Cricket Blast (WWCB) Coordinator for Trevallyn Cricket Club - as well as undertaking numerous other ad hoc tasks - Phil has done a power of work that has had a massive impact on both the on- and off-field operations of the club this season. Phil runs the WWCB and junior cricket programs, creating a welcoming environment for all players.  As well as mentoring younger players on how they can become future club leaders at Trevallyn, he also teaches them that the most important thing about being part of the club should be to have fun, and the life-long friendships that can be built by doing this.  Phil has also been instrumental in helping the club upgrading their clubrooms with the inclusion of both female and disabled toilets, a paved area at the front of the clubhouse, as well as helping the club improve its kitchen area.  

RUNNER UP: Carol Waller - Glenorchy Cricket Club

Community Match Official of the Year

WINNER: Nathan Bester - Lindisfarne Cricket Club

Nathan goes above and beyond his role as a scorer, creating and editing video highlights for all Lindisfarne teams, being a MyCricket administrator, and also helping other clubs around the state score and livestream their matches when he can. Nathan also had the deserved opportunity to score at the historic fifth Vodafone Ashes Test Match at Blundstone Arena’s earlier this year.  

RUNNER UP: Ron Rienhard - Cricket North Umpires Association

Community Coach of the Year

WINNER: Debbie Kelly - Devonport Cricket Club

Debbie has had a massive impact on female participation at the Devonport Cricket Club for many seasons now. This season Debbie coached the Under 17 girls’ team, leading them to the Final and taking out the Premiership. She also coordinated a specific girls' Woolworths Cricket Blast program for the second season running, which has successfully seen girls transition from that program into junior cricket. Debbie is a great role model for these girls, and always provides them with valuable coaching and leadership, going above and beyond to allow them to shine both on and off the cricket field. 

RUNNER UP: Jeff Andrews - St Aidan's Cricket Club

Club of the Year

WINNER: Port Sorell Cricket Club

Following the introduction of a Woolworths Cricket Blast program last year, the club continued to thrive in season 2021-22 by further developing the club's pathway, introducing a Stage 1 junior team along with a senior female team. These additions have positioned the club to drive sustainable participation growth, and set the club up to succeed in years to come.  

RUNNER UP: Montagu Bay Sharks Cricket Club

Young Community Leader of the Year

WINNER: Quinn Elliott - Launceston Cricket Club

Quinn has assisted in the delivery of the club's Woolworths Cricket Blast (WWCB) program, whilst also developing the 'Winter Wickets' program, aimed at bridging the gap between WWCB and Stage 1 junior teams throughout the off season. The Winter Wickets program was a major part in the increase in numbers of new players in the Under 12 age group. Quinn also then went on to coach the Launceston CC Kings team, of which the majority of players came from the Winter Wickets program, and in their first year they had some excellent team and individual results. 

RUNNER UP: Josh Roberts - Margate Cricket Club

Women & Girls' Initiative of the Year

WINNER: Tassie Superstars

The Intercultural Sports League (ICSL) - with the help of champion volunteer, Yanziee Sherpa - started up a multicultural women’s cricket team from scratch, which joined the Southern Cricket Association's competition.  This gave a group of women a chance to play cricket - an opportunity they didn't have previously - as well as the chance to socialise and connect with others in the local community.

RUNNER UP: Sorell Cricket Club - Stage 1 Female Pathway Growth

Technology & Media Initiative of the Year

WINNER: Glenorchy Cricket Club

Glenorchy Cricket Club have had a strong social media presence this season, lead by Simon Stebbings and Beau Downham.  The club has increased their social media presence significantly using the Facebook, Instagram and YouTube platforms, using content from both the junior and senior teams. The club aims to build and sustain their presence on these social media platforms, aiming to not only build their profile within the community, but also providing younger personnel at the club a different pathway or role to help retain them as valued members. 

RUNNER UP: Launceston Cricket Club - Social Media Growth

Inclusion & Diversity Initiative of the Year

WINNER: New Town Cricket Club

With the help of Indigenous player Tayla Wigg, New Town designed an Indigenous playing shirt which was worn for the club’s first-grade women’s match in Reconciliation Round.  Tayla also took the opportunity to educate both her clubmates and the wider community about her culture, start conversations around Indigenous representation, and celebrate the terrific contribution that Indigenous players make to cricket. 

RUNNER UP: Burnie Cricket League - Indigenous Round

Cricket in Schools Initiative of the Year

Josh Mitchell

Josh is a school ambassador at Franklin Primary School and Cygnet Primary School, and has driven cricket participation within the region successfully this year.  He has achieved this through various in-school programs such as integrating it into health and physical education classes, Captain's Challenge, and the Sporting Schools program. Josh also promoted and assisted with the running of two school-based Cricket Blast programs in the region, with over 60 children in attendance.

RUNNER UP: Riverside Cricket Club - Partnership with local schools

Community Partnership of the Year

Blind Cricket Tasmania

Blind Cricket Tasmania is managed by Inclusive Innovations Tasmania in partnership with Blind Cricket Australia and Blind Sports Australia.  This season, Blind Cricket Tasmania has aligned with three regional clubs - North Hobart Cricket Club, Launceston Cricket Club and Ulverstone Cricket Club - to share facilities and promote Blind Cricket so that the vision impaired in all regions of Tasmania have an opportunity to socialise and play cricket.  

RUNNER UP: New Horizons Tasmania

Junior Cricket Initiative of the Year

Wynyard and Districts Cricket Club

Wynyard Cricket Club developed a Primary School league this season to support and grow their school-to-club transition pathway. The club ran a four-week fixture that attracted over 40 students, who of which were a mixture of current players of the club who were excited to have another opportunity to play cricket, as well as participants new to the club. The club successfully engaged with local schools to promote the league, which saw students from seven different schools sign up, some of which came as far as Circular Head, resulting in the club furthering their reach within the community. The club hopes to transition those who are ready from this league to their Under 12s side for next season, as well as continue this league in Term 4, to provide an opportunity for those students wanting an extra cricket experience or wanting to play alongside their school peers.  

RUNNER UP: Cricket North - Junior Cricket Pathway restructure

Association Initiative of the Year

Tasmanian Cricket League's 'Female Boom'

The Tasmanian Cricket League’s 'Female Boom' competition saw significant growth this season, expanding from seven teams in 2020-21 to 12 teams in 2021-22.  The Female Boom competition offers mid-week, modified games played on a shorter pitch with some other modified rules that make it a welcoming whilst challenging offering for women and girls who are both new to the game and experienced cricketers.  After playing each other once in the roster series, the competition split into two divisions allowing teams of similar ability to play each other again, whilst also giving more teams the chance to compete in finals.  

RUNNER UP: Tasmanian Indoor Cricket Association - North v South representative matches

Congratulations to all winners, finalists and nominees - our sport simply would not be able to be enjoyed by so many Tasmanians without your commitment and dedication.

The winners of the Tasmanian Community Cricket Awards will be submitted to Cricket Australia for the national Community Cricket Awards, with the national award winners to be announced in May.