On Saturday evening, Spurling was invited to attend the Port Power v Richmond match at Adelaide Oval and was presented by Sam Abishara of Statewide Super with a $2000 cheque for his hard work this past cricket season.

Spurling’s contribution to community cricket this past season has been instrumental in driving the Murray Towns Cricket Association’s embrace of Cricket Australia’s new junior formats, being the only association in South Australia to pilot the changes last season.

He has also been a key driver of the implementation of a new C grade competition and a nine-team T20 competition and has coordinated the association’s Milo In2Cricket Centre for the past three seasons,

An A Grade cricketer himself for the Jervois Cricket Club, Spurling has also dedicated time to coaching an under 15s side.

His passion and dedication towards cricket has not only had significant impact on the development of the association, it has also helped to inspire a new generation of cricketers and volunteers in the Murraylands region.