Congratulations to the following:
Prince EWS - 10,000
Richard - 56,000
Flem274* - 4,000
GeraintIsMyHero - 8,000
NZTailender - 10,000
Top_Cat - 6,000
The CW Awards Team
roseboy64 (Milestones & Jeff Thomson)
Richard (Sir Geoffrey, Inzamam, Saj, Sobers & Bradman)
archie mac (Warne & Gatting-v-Rana)
adharcric (Afridi & Hussey)
oz_fan (Tony Greig & Marsh/Lillee)
Son Of Coco (Skull)
PhoenixFire (Jimmy Adams & FIAB)
All Awards nominations to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE NOMINATE guys, we judges don’t read every thread and it’s easy to miss hugely worthy stuff.
Best Of The Best
The Shahid Afridi Award (Best post of the week)
Like an innings by the great man, it does not have to be very long to be great viewing.
And the Winner is: SJS for anything from this onwards. I cheated a bit here – Akhil has been rather busy once more so hasn’t been able to pick, so I’ve taken the easy option. Thanks SJS for taking the time and effort to put all of this from books into post form.
The Shane Warne Award (Best thread of the week)
Like his bowling it must be interesting, but just like his private life it can also be controversial.
And the Winner is: cover drive man for this, a real mix of posts, but it kept evolving, as all good threads do.
The Skull Award (Funniest post of the week)
Just like the king of the one-liner Kerry O’Keefe, can also be serious.
And the Winner is: sideshowtim for this. Bloody cheeky Aussie bastards. Honourable mention, too, from Jason to GeraintIsMyHero for this.
The Garfield Sobers Award (Most varied poster of the week)
The true all-rounder of CW, you must be able to contribute to a number of threads.
And the Winner is: Craig, dunno what we’ve done this week to be lucky enough to have this fellow actually post in a load of CC threads, but long may it continue.
The Inzamam-ul-Haq Award (Vaguest posting of the week)
We are not sure what he is talking about, but we hope he knows.
And the Winner is: Beleg for this, think that’s what we usually call ITSTL.
The Sir Geoffrey Award (Most knowledgeable poster of the week)
We were going to call this the Richie Benaud award, but after speaking to Boycs, he assured us he knew twice as much as Richie.
And the Winner is: silentstriker, yes, it’s not the Afridi I know, but I’m sure he’ll be pleased. Good stuff, from the striker of silent stuff.
The Agarkar/Mohammed Award (“At least they’re trying” award)
Just like Ajit Agarkar and Dave Mohammed, they may not be quite good enough for any other award, but at least we remember them.
And the Winner is: Lord Flashart, just 25 posts so far, most of which came in January and the rest this week. Thinks SJS: "This guy is very good. Knows his stuff, has a wry sense of humour and is tellingly to-the-point. I hope he becomes a regular."
The Gatting-vs-Rana Award (Best debate of the week)
Who will ever forget Mike Gatting vs. Shakoor Rana in 1987/88? The best and worst “debate” ever (in equal measure) to grace the cricket World.
And the Winners are: Richard, GoT_SpIn, Top_Cat, Jono and Manee for this, good debate, and not too much name calling.
The Sajid Mahmood Award (Best rant of the week)
Following Saj's outburst after the Third Ashes Test 2006\07, and no Saj, we didn't know what you were doing out there either, it was a sad indictment on the quality of our reserves.
And the Winner is: Days of Grace for this, it may have been easy to forget now, but NZ were comfortably on top at this stage. Still something to moan about mind.
The Jeff Thomson Award (“Whooooooooosh”)
Thommo was both very quick and not very smart, so hence could conceivably have had plenty of things going over his head. He’s very fitting for a “whoooooooosh”.
And the Winner is: bond21 for this, a decent way for this new Award to start methinks... and Xavier does too.
Please remember, these Awards are not officially endorsed by CW management