Dubbo District Cricket Under14s have won the 2019 Bradman Spirit of Cricket Carnival on Bradman Oval, the home ground of Australia's greatest cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman.
The winners of the carnival were closely followed by Lachlan District Cricket, with South Coast a very close third. In fact, this year's carnival was the tightest tournament and the prize could have been anyone's.
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Crowds, teams and families gathered for the presentation of Final awards on Wednesday afternoon before Bradman Pavilion, now in its 30th year - opened 1989 by Sir Donald and Lady Jesse Bradman.
The coveted and most prestigious award of the carnival however was the Bradman Spirit of cricket Award, awarded to a player who demonstrated the spirit of cricket consistently throughout the 5-day carnival on iconic Bradman Oval.
Hornsby District Cricket's Beau Armstrong received the award to great cheers from the crowd.
The young man consistently demonstrated the values upheld by Sir Donald Bradman, regarding what makes a great cricketer; amongst these respect, determination, humility.
Hornsby District Cricket Manager Greg Fenely said "We are so honoured to have played in this year's Spirit of Cricket Carnival, and for Beau to receive this award is our greatest honour."
Jock Macillhatton, carnival organiser, replied, "Having all six teams travel from far and wide across NSW - Hornsby, South Coast, Dubbo, Bathurst, Lachlan, and our own Highlands - it has truly been our greatest honour as hosts in this year's Bradman Spirit of Cricket Carnival - to get together and play for honour and respect, first and foremost."