The Mississauga Ramblers Cricket Club presented past president Dr. Geoff Edwards with a lifetime achievement award at their 49th annual awards night, held recently at the Sagan Banquet Hall.
Edwards was a recent inductee into the Cricket Hall of Fame in Hartford, Connecticut and played cricket at the club and national levels in St. Vincent & the Grenadines prior to immigrating to Canada in 1968.
Aside from his contributions to the Ramblers, Edwards was a Mississauga Sports Council director for 18 years.
The Ramblers also presented major awards to Hamza Khan, Jasjit Mangat and Fayaz Jamkhandi.
Khan was given the Winston Calliste Trophy as junior player of the year, Mangat won the Kissoon Memorial Trophy as senior sportsman of the year and Jamkhandi earned the club’s most coveted award, the Ali Khan Trophy.
In addition, the Ramblers were honoured for winning the Hamilton District Cricket League’s Premier division, the Ed Burns T20 championship and for finishing as runners up in the Toronto and District Cricket Association Division II loop.
Nine Ramblers (Abdus Sami Faridi, Waseem Khtana, Krishna Ramnarace, Ranjit Chaudhri, Jayant Saini, Taresh Beri, Pankaj Gupta, Ali Kazmi and Karan Patel) were awarded for picking up five or more wickets in an inning during the course of the 2015 season.
As well, Asad Zaidi (elite), Priyank Chohan (premier), Amir Kolia (first), Hamza Khan (second), Hasan Khan (third), Jayat Saini (Hamilton District) and Sufyan Parvez/Ranvir Sandhu (Under-13) were named best fielders on their respective teams.
Best batters were Ravain Yusuf (elite), Pankaj Gupta (premier), Anis Adam (first), Kevin Singh (second), Ranjit Chaudhri (third and Hamilton District) and Akansh Arora (U13).
Finally, best bowler recipients were Sandeep Jyoti (elite), Waseem Khtana (premier), Krishna Ramnarace (first), Neil Ramdath (second), Ranjit Chaudhri (third), Karan Patel (Hamilton District) and Aniket Kheppar (U13).