Moree Junior Cricket Club named Cricket NSW Club of the Year

Moree Junior Cricket Club was named the Cricket NSW junior club of the year. Photo: contributed.

Moree Junior Cricket Club was named the Cricket NSW junior club of the year. Photo: contributed.

Moree Junior Cricket Club (MJCC) continues to establish itself as a premier cricket club after being named the Cricket NSW 'A Sport For All' Club of the Year.

Cricket NSW announced all the award winners back in May, with Moree one of the 10 main recipients.

Last season, the club had more than 150 participants from Woolworths Junior Blaster through to the junior teams.

MJCC vice president David Watts said the award was very unexpected but it was a great achievement.

"Just to say we were the junior cricket club of the year, there's a lot of clubs in NSW so for us to win that was great," he said.

"But it's something that the whole club and committee, past and present, have worked hard to get the numbers where they are.

"Just for Moree I think it's fantastic. We've got a lot of negative publicity at times and I just think it's great.

"It's another positive for the town and just shows what the town can do."

The club has seen a lot of development over the last few years, including a turf pitch at Ron Harborne Oval, new fence surrounding the main field and brand new lights.

"I think a lot of it comes down to the fact that we've developed the facilities and putting a lot of time and effort into facilities and a lot of time and effort into training," Watts said.

"And that comes down to what parents want to put into it as well.

"At the moment we've got a good, strong committee. We're happy with the way things are going."

There will also be two new nets being built at Ron Harborne Oval which will be another big boost for the club.

Watts said the award isn't something the club needed but "we're stoked to win it."

"We do what we do because we love to do it for the kids and we like to give the kids a good environment and I think we've got a good environment down there," he said.

"We've got good, experienced coaches, we get plenty of help from Cricket NSW.

"We're stoked and very happy with how the club is running."

MJCC is preparing to hold its AGM in the near future as they look ahead to the 2020-21 season.