Gibson & Blair pick up Crowe Family Scholarships

Cornwall Cricket Club (CCC) is pleased to announce the Cornwall Cricket Development Foundation (CCDF) has awarded Cornwall Cricket Crowe Family Scholarships to Matthew Gibson and Daniel Blair.

The scholarship recognises the contribution of the Crowe family to CCC and is awarded annually to outstanding students planning to undertake undergraduate study at the University of Auckland and play cricket for CCC.

Recipients are awarded $5,000 per annum towards their university studies for a period of three years, fully funded by the Cornwall Cricket Development Foundation.

Matthew Gibson started playing for Cornwall at the age of 5 and has amassed an impressive cricketing resume since.

In 2016/17 Gibson was the leading wicket taker for Sacred Heart College, including a 7 wicket bag against a formidable St Kentigern side.

Performances such as this lead to him being selected for the Developing Future Aces programme run by Auckland Cricket for promising young cricketers.

Gibson made his debut for the Cornwall Premiers this season, taking four wickets against Waitakere Cricket Club.

Academically, Gibson has attained NCEA Level 1 and 2 with an excellence endorsement.

Daniel Blair currently lives in Wellington and studies at Hutt International Boys’ School. Much like Gibson he is highly successful academically and a hard working cricketer.

Blair has achieved an excellence endorsement at both NCEA Level 1 and 2. On top of that he took part in the Auckland University Economics Competition and received Distinction.

In cricket, he is a middle order batsman and part time leg spinner and is part of a school side which won three regional titles and appeared in two national tournaments.

While Blair’s goal is to make Cornwall’s Premier side he has also expressed interest in contributing to club activities.

CCC and the CCDF are certain Gibson and Blair are worthy recipients of the Cornwall Cricket Crowe Family Scholarship. We look forward to following their progress over the next three years.