Joe Ansaldo wins the Lindsay Jones
Joe Ansaldo has won the coveted Lindsay Jones Best Clubman Award, which was announced at Moonee Valley's senior presentation night on April 21.
Revered Club founder Ray Storey was down for the occasion with his wife Heather, and presented the perpetual shield to great clubman Joe.
Ray donated the shield, in honor of the late Lindsay Jones.
Joe (far right) is pictured here receiving the Award from Ray Storey.
Amit Chaudhary won the Club Champion Award for the second successive year, again also taking out the First Eleven batting and bowling awards.
Jim Polonidis won the Coach's Most Improved Player Award, while Fourths gloveman Paul Hobbs won the inaugural Wicketkeeper of the Year award, across all grades.
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LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
Moonee Valley young gun William Blair has taken out the North West Metropolitan Cricket Association's Under 12 C bowling award - but it's no surprise with the tuition he gets from his dad Bill.
William won the trophy with 14 wickets during the regular season at the miserly average of 8.0, with a best performance of 2/4.
He will need to keep bowling just as well to catch up to dad Bill, a Sunshine United legend in the VTCA who has incredibly twice taken all 10 wickets in an innings in the Firsts.
But young William was certainly happy with the bowling award he was presented with at the NWMCA junior presentation night on March 29, and the Under 12 C Premiership plaque he received on behalf of his teammates.
The Under 12s lifted the only Premiership won by Moonee Valley in 2011/12, and the players were on top of their game all season under the coaching of Paul Baks, ably backed up by assistants Bill Blair and Michael Cumbo.
The Under 12 flag continued an incredible run by Moonee Valley, as junior or senior teams have won at least one premiership every year since 2003/04, with the exception of 2010/11.
Most of the Under 12 players were in their first year in the age group, so they should be a formidable unit as top-age Under 12s next season.
Comp bowling trophy for our Pat T
Moonee Valley's Pat Taylor has won the North West Metro Cricket Association's bowling award for the Barron Shield grade.
Playing in our Sixths, Pat bamboozled the batsmen all season - even though he missed a month with a shoulder injury - to take 19 wickets at 8.63.
Pat also played three Sunday turf games and a one-day game during the season, and was rewarded with a semi final game in the Fifths on turf, where our boys narrowly missed out.
Pat's season across all grades netted him 25 wickets @ 10.16, with a best result of 5/57 in the Barron Shield. Pat received his trophy at the NWMCA presentation night on March 30, where he was joined by Sixths captain Danny Terzini and by his daughter Jessica - also a Moonee Valley player this season.
** Pat is pictured here flanked by skipper Danny Terzini and daughter Jessica.
Pat is assistant treasurer on the Moonee Valley CC committee, and is set to play his 50th game at the club next season.
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Last updated: April 22, 2012
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