Jaco Jansen of Cronkbourne Cricket Club has been named as the second ‘Standard Bank Player of the Month’ for this season. The initiative which is in its fourth season is an opportunity to recognise individuals who make an outstanding contribution in a match or who display a consistently high level of performance. During the season four awards will be up for grabs by players nominated by the Isle of Man Cricket Association (IOMCA).
The judging panel includes Chris Till, of Standard Bank, Andy Dalrymple of IOM Newspapers and Gareth Dawson, the IOMCA Development Officer. Nominations for the period running to the end of June included: Danny Kniveton, Akie van den Berg, Wicus Wessels, Andy Ronan, and Chris Wade.
Chris Till, Head: Technical Banking, Standard Bank, commenting on the announcement said: “It was a pleasure to see a number of strong nominations again for the ‘Player of the Month’ award spread across a number of clubs, and we would like to congratulate each on their achievements. The list of nominees was spread across both batting and bowling performances and it was a very close decision but after deliberation the panel decided on Jaco for his excellent performances throughout the period which included an unbeaten century in the Tinker Cup, two fifties (including a 94) in the Standard Bank Premiership and an average of nearly 95 across all competitions.”
He added: “As lead sponsor of various cricket competitions on the Island we are delighted to also encourage individual excellence within a fantastic team sport and the level of contribution from all the nominees demonstrates the tremendous strength of Manx cricket. The panel and I look forward to having another difficult decision when we judge this month’s nominees.”
Standard Bank is supporting the IOMCA for the 18th consecutive year, and currently sponsors the Standard Bank Premiership, the 20/20 leagues, the Knockout Challenge Trophy, the Blincoe Cup and the Six-a-side competition
The winner of the ‘Standard Bank Player of the Month’ receives a £50 sports voucher, a Standard Bank shirt and cap plus a certificate.