Shillingford wins 2009 Sportsman-of-the-Year award

2009 Sportsman-of-the-Year, Shane Shillingford. *Photo credit: cricinfo.com

ROSEAU, Dominica, Apr 22, CMC – West Indies A team off-spinner, Shane Shillingford has been named as the country’s 2009 Sportsman-of-the-Year.

Shillingford, who is currently on duty with the West Indies A team in Grenada, copped the award on Wednesday evening at the Ministry of Sports Awards ceremony.

The 27-year-old Windward Islands bowler was one of the leading bowlers in the extended 2009 season and was also outstanding again this year. He has taken 207 first class wickets from 56 matches.

Athlete Chelsey Linton was named Sportswoman-of-the-Year, the second consecutive year that Linton had captured the coveted title.

Linton, who represented the island at the recently held CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands, said she was pleased her efforts had been rewarded.

“I must say that I am very pleased with this award here this evening. It is really a good feeling to have once again received the award. It means that all my hard work has not gone unnoticed,” she said.

“It is my intention to go from strength to strength and to continue to make my school and my country proud whenever the opportunities present themselves,” the North Eastern Comprehensive School student added.

The Dominica Amateur Athletics Association was named as the Association-of-the-Year.

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7 Comments

  1. Channel 1
    April 22, 2010

    Congratulations Shane on your achievement and also on your recent performances for the West Indies A team vs Zimbabwe where you took 8 wickets in the recently concluded four day match and 3 wickets in the 1st T20 match. Keep up the hard work. Trust the West Indies selectors are observing your performances.

  2. Triplea
    April 22, 2010

    Congrats Shillydawg.. One of the best in the region people..

  3. de caribbean change
    April 22, 2010

    Ala Kaleb Laurent. Good going Shane. The last name tells it all.

  4. sunshinegual
    April 22, 2010

    Congratulations Chelsey Linton, The Marigot Community is proud of your accomplishments, Keep up the good work. Keep focused as your physical and academic abilities have you poised for greater things. We are praying for you. Marigot Massive Ah Fu A We. Great job Godwin and Smith.

  5. April 22, 2010

    Congrats Shane! it’s a well deserved title; keep up the good work.

  6. experienced
    April 22, 2010

    I know I will get endless licks for this by people that don’t understand what I’m saying. Cograts to Mr. Shillingford but I am appealing to those responsible for WI cricket to get some help for him to remedy his action. I am of the opinion that should he get the chance to represent the WI at the highest level he will be reported by the umpires & face the possibility of a ban while remedial action is taken similar to what happened to the Jamaican Lawson a few years back.
    Such a ban will only affect Shillingford’s confidence & affect his play should he return to the WI team. Therefore it is better to get any problems there maybe ironed out now & not wait until he is picked for the WI.

    • Call a spade a spade
      April 22, 2010

      Is it his ego?

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