12 Jan Matt Combe Sport Star for December
PRESS RELEASE – January 11, 2017
COMBE SPORTS STAR NOMINEE FOR DECEMBER
Horsham Saints Cricket Club member Matt Combe is the December nomination for the Sports Star of the Year awards.
Combe won his nomination for making the Vic Country cricket team to compete at the National Country Cricket Championships in Wollongong this month.
Combe trialled for the team in 2015 and wasn’t selected which spurred him on to improve and trial again in 2016. HCA secretary Darren Chesterfield nominated Combe to trial and the saints player was duly selected. As an allrounder Combe has excelled with both bat and ball for the Horsham Saints “A” grade team and his selection was reward for effort over a number of years.
Combe follows in the footsteps of veteran Horsham Cricket Association member Chris Hopper, who has blazed the trail for all cricketers in the Wimmera for over 20 years, as the most recent HCA member to play for Vic Country.
Combe is currently averaging 63 in “A” grade with three half centuries from eight knocks and has taken 14 wickets at an average of 17 to sit second on the bowling table.
Combe is the final nominee for the year and now joins Kaniva athlete Zoe Hawker, volleyballers Cleo Baker and Laelah Robertson, ten pin bowler Sophie Martin, All Abilities Athletes Bianca Lauricella, Matt Taylor, Alfred Muller and Josh Barry, Horsham Motorcycle Club’s Cory Watts, Horsham Saints netballer Maggie Caris, Horsham Panthers rugby player Jayden Gascoyne, Edenhope athlete Jesse Iese, water skier Peter Smith and basketballer Jordie McAuliffe as the nominees for the annual awards, with all in line to collect the Horsham Sports and Community Club Title of Wimmera Sports Star of the Year as well as the $1,000 Sports Star scholarship, at a gala dinner on February 10 and follow in the footsteps of previous winners including Darcy Tucker, Jannik Blair, Ken Bald, Alethea Sedgman and Mark O’Brien.
Nominations for the Horsham Sports and Community Club Sports Star of the Year Award close the last day of each month.
If you know of someone who is doing well at their sport and deserves some recognition, why not nominate them in the Sports Star of the Month. All nominees in the monthly award will be presented with certificates signed by the Minister for Sport and Recreation John Eren and the monthly winner receives a free ticket to the annual presentation and a specially struck medallion from Wimmera Trophies and Gifts.
FROM DAVID BERRY,
WIMMERA REGIONAL SPORTS ASSEMBLY
5382 4599, 0487 824599