FOR the second successive year, The Northerns Cricket Union has claimed the most esteemed administrative prize in South African cricket, winning the coveted 2015/2016 CSA incentive scorecard, while also reigning supreme in two significant other categories.
Thereby, they emulated the trophy-hugging on-field performances by The Unlimited Titans, who won the domestic double in 2015/2016. The Titans lifted both the Sunfoil Series title and the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge to claim local bragging rights.
The primary purpose of the CSA incentive scorecard is to measure performances in order to reward members who exceeded basic delivery requirements of the CSA funding objectives.
Northerns Cricket Union received R1.2-million as overall scorecard winner.
To add to their impressive off-field performance, they also walked away with two major spoils in category two for top performances which cover administration, governance, provincial academies, data management and hubs.
They received R333 400 as the winner of the administrative category, and collected the same amount as the No. 1 in South Africa in terms of governance.
Mini-cricket, youth cricket, women’s cricket development, club cricket, scorers, umpires, RPC’s, hubs, senior women’s provincial, coach education, provincial academies, disability cricket, data management, governance and administration were under the spotlight.
The Northerns Cricket Union emerged as the clear winner with 83.73%.
South Western Districts grabbed second position with 83.39%.
“We wish to congratulate our main stakeholders, the players, umpires, administrators, Northerns Cricket Union-stalwarts in fulltime employment and our hub of passionate volunteers. As a family they rallied to make the Northerns Cricket Union the toast of South Africa and the dominant domestic cricket force in our country,” said Jacques Faul, chief executive officer of the Northerns Cricket Union and The Unlimited Titans.
“I cannot be more proud of these achievements. They signify the unwavering commitment, expertize and high standards of excellence which were embraced by all the stakeholders of the Northerns Cricket Union family,
“These awards also send to sponsors a confirmation that they are associating and dealing with a franchise of international class who consistently strive to emulate world-class best practice in the fields of governance, administration, coaching and athlete development,” Faul said.