About 200 people, including WACA CEO Ms Christina Matthews, Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors Jason Behrendorff and David Moody and Western Fury player Bhavi Devchand, were on-hand for the Boundary Room function to acknowledge key volunteers, school ambassadors, players and clubs, with Quinns Rocks hailed for its proactive approach to growing the game.
The Club collected the prestigious Len Pavy Club of the Year Award, along with the Growing Cricket for Girls Award, following a year of strong activity and results in the area.
Quinns Rocks had no girls-only teams competing in the 2016-17 season, but fielded two a year later.
The new pathway opportunities provided by the club added to the exceptional support Quinns Rocks showed to other clubs in its area, taking a collaborative approach to help grow the game.
Quinns Rocks' Stewart O'Connor was also named MILO T20 Blast Club Coordinator of the Year, having won the MILO in2CRICKET Coordinator of the Year award last year.
Community Junior Cricket Council Chair Geoff Parkinson said Quinns Rocks had been acknowledged for taking a proactive approach across a wide range of areas.
"Quinns Rocks has been very active in promoting the game within the community," Parkinson said.
"The club has also fostered relationships with newly established clubs in their area to support their development, along with clubs in other regions as they look to forge relationships and share resources, which works to the mutual benefit of community cricket.
"They've also developed links with a number of schools, they're working with the WACA in developing an Aboriginal cricket pathway option and also had involvement in the Coach Development pilot program that has been established by the WACA, Cricket Australia and the Australian Sports Commission.
"Some strong volunteer management and rewards strategies uphold the club's culture and they've been extremely active in adopting the new junior formats and introducing cricket for girls in their area."
In other awards, Deanmore Primary School's Dan Rodgers was named School Ambassador of the Year, while Tim Costley was named MILO in2CRICKET Coordinator of the Year for his work at Mandurah Junior Cricket Club.
Warwick Greenwood mentor Gavin Ives collected Coach of the Year, with Riverton/Rossmoyne's Craig Allen named Female Junior Team Coach of the Year.
Canning Vale and Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Clubs were awarded the Spirit of Cricket South and North gongs, respectively.
The evening also had an appreciation presentation to Matthew Watson (Cockburn Junior Cricket Club) and Wayne Meek (Leeming Spartans Junior Cricket Club) for their investment as past CJCC Chairs.
About 100 players were also recognised with the CJCC Chair's Medal, acknowledging those who had progressed through the junior system from Under-10s to Under-17s.
|Len Pavy Club of the Year||Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club|
|School Ambassador of the Year||Dan Rodgers||Deanmore Primary School|
|MILO in2CRICKET Coordinator of the Year||Tim Costley||Mandurah Junior Cricket Club|
|MILO T20 Blast Club Coordinator of the Year||Stewart O'Connor||Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club|
|Coach of the Year||Gavin Ives||Warwick Greenwood Junior Cricket Club|
|Female Junior Team Coach of the Year||Craig Allen||Riverton/Rossmoyne Junior Cricket Club|
|Spirit of Cricket Award | South||Canning Vale Junior Cricket Club|
|Spirit of Cricket Award | North||Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club|
|CJCC Growing Cricket for Girls Award||Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club|