Cricket Umpires Australia
Congratulations Sam Nogajski – Cricket Tasmania Chairman’s Award recipient
Sam Nogajski becomes the first umpire to be awarded the prestigious Cricket Tasmania Chairman’s Award
In season 2015/16, the Cricket Tasmania Chairman’s Award had four nominations for outstanding performances:-
- Nogajski’s selection and performance in the KFC T20 Big Bash League Final
- Ben Dunk scoring 190 against Victoria in the Sheffield Shield
- Jackson Bird taking a match 10 wicket haul again against New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield
- Veronica Pyke taking 14 wickets in the inaugural Rebel WBBL
The KFC T20 Big Bash League final between the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder at the MCG in January was Nogajksi’s first BBL Final.
The award was announced as part of the Ricky Ponting Medal at the annual Cricket Tasmania event at Blundstone Arena on Friday 1 April. Nogajski was also again awarded the State Umpire of the Year. However, unfortunately Nogajski is currently in South Africa on an international umpire exchange opportunity so was unable to attend in person to accept the award.