Ross Parlane wins Sir Jack Newman award
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Ross Parlane has been a fixture around the North Shore clubrooms for many decades
Ross Parlane, one of the stalwart volunteers for the North Shore Cricket Club (NSCC), has been recognised for his years of service by being named the winner of the 2012 Sir Jack Newman Award from the New Zealand Cricket Foundation.
Parlane will attend the annual NZC National Bank Awards Dinner where he will receive a trophy, formal certificate and $2000 to direct in to the area of grassroots cricket.
The Sir Jack Newman award recognises those who have given outstanding life-time service as a cricket volunteer and is named after a man who epitomised that kind of service.
Parlane was selected to receive the award for his outstanding contribution to club cricket in Auckland, where he has spent more than 38 years volunteering at North Shore. He has been heavily involved in the promotion and success of the Junior World Series kids cricket tournament and the media coverage that has gained as well as performing a huge variety of roles within the club.
NZC Development Manager, Mark Lane, said Mr Parlane richly deserved the recognition after such a lengthy period of dedicated service to grassroots cricket.
"Cricket clubs would struggle to function without the tireless work of devoted stalwarts like Ross Parlane," said Lane.
"He has contributed to NSCC in a wide range of ways including the organisation of junior cricket tournaments, scoring premier matches, serving on the committee and proactively promoting the game.
"Ross is well-known to club cricketers in Auckland and is a popular choice for this distinguished award."
And in a coincidental but fitting aside Sir Jack Newman's great nephew is currently on the board of NSCC.