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Cricket Victoria celebrates 2019-20 Premier Cricket Awards winners

April 24, 2020
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Cricket Victoria celebrates 2019-20 Premier Cricket Awards winners

Cricket Victoria has tonight recognised the 2019-20 Premier Cricket Awards winners in a live streamed presentation due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Click here to view the 2019-20 Victorian Premier Cricket Awards online booklet.

For the first time in Victorian Premier Cricket history, there was a tie for both the Una Paisley Medal and Jack Ryder Medal – the highest individual honours.

All-rounders Kimberley Garth (Dandenong CC) and Bhavisha Devchand (Ringwood CC) tied for the Una Paisley Medal and all-rounders David King (Ringwood CC) and James Seymour (Essendon CC) shared the Jack Ryder Medal.

This is the first tie for the Paisley Medal, while the Ryder Medal has now had joint winners on four occasions (2000-01, 2003-04, 2005-06 and 2019-20).

Replay: Watch the full live streamed 2019-20 Victorian Premier Cricket Awards via YouTube

Una Paisley Medal
Player judged most valuable player/s over the course of the Women’s Firsts Premier Cricket One Day Season.
Winner: Kimberley Garth (Dandenong CC) & Bhavisha Devchand (Ringwood CC)

Garth played in only 9 One Day matches across the season, finished with 485 runs @ 69.29 with a top score of 132* (finishing as the 3rd leading run scorer in Home & Away games behind Rebecca Carter and Bhavisha Devchand), 19 wickets @ 12.11 (best bowling of 4/13) and 6 catches.

Devchand played in 13 One Day matches across the season, finished with 539 runs @ 41.46 with a top score of 98 (finishing as the 2nd leading run scorer in Home & Away games, behind Rebecca Carter on 658 runs), 20 wickets at 16.70 (best bowling of 4/30) and 7 catches.

Jack Ryder Medal
Player judged most valuable player/s over the course of the Men’s Firsts Premier Cricket Season.
Winner: David King (Ringwood CC) & James Seymour (Essendon CC)

Essendon CC star James Seymour played in 15 matches across the season and finished with 666 runs @ 47.57 (with a top score of 90), 22 wickets @ 13.18 (best of 5/22 with 2 x 5 wicket hauls) and 4 catches. Seymour polled votes in 7 matches across the season, with some stand-out performances being 60 against the Greenvale Kangaroos in Round 2, 31 & 4/35 against Fitzroy Doncaster in Round 4, 85 & 5/58 against Footscray in Round 8, 79 against Geelong in Round 12, 75, 90 & 2/32 against Northcote in Round 13 and 5/22 against the Camberwell Magpies in Round 14.

Ringwood CC legend David King played in 16 matches across the season and finished with 571 runs @ 38.07 (with a top score of 106), 25 wickets @ 13.52 (best figures of 4/20) and 5 catches. King polled votes in 9 matches across the season, with some stand-out performances being 46 & 3/11 against Melbourne in Round 1, 65 & 3/32 against Northcote in Round 2, 106 against Kingston Hawthorn in Round 4, 23, 11*, 4/20 & 2/18 against Prahran in Round 9 and 3/29 against Dandenong in Round 11.

Women’s Premier Firsts T20 Player of the Season
Winner: Makinley Blows (Essendon Maribyrnong Park LCC)

Aaron Finch Medal – Vic SUPER SLAM Player of the Tournament
Winner: Evan Gulbis (Carlton CC)

Premier Men’s Club Championship
Winner: Melbourne University CC

Premier Women’s Club Championship
Winner: Essendon Maribyrnong Park LCC

Spirit of Cricket Award
Men’s winner: Camberwell Magpies CC
Women’s winner: Melbourne CC & Prahran CC

Premier Cricket Umpire Recognition Award
Winner: Malcolm Gunn

Women’s Premier Firsts Team of the Season
Makinley Blows (Essendon Maribyrnong Park) (C)
This is Makinley’s first selection in the team and she has been named captain after making 318 runs (including a century) and taking 11 wickets.

Rebecca Carter (Box Hill)
Rebecca is selected for the second consecutive season after making an outstanding 658 runs including three centuries in One Day games.

Bhavisha Devchand (Ringwood)
Bhavisha has been selected for the first time after joining the Rams from Western Australia in the off-season. Bhavisha finished with 539 runs and 20 wickets in the One Day comp.

Amy Vine (Melbourne)
Amy has been selected for the third time. Amy finished with a strong T20 season including 478 runs and 3 catches.

Una Raymond-Hoey (Ringwood)
Una has been selected for the first time. The Rams’ Irish recruit finished the season with 375 runs at 34.09 and 10 catches in the One Day games.

Zoe Griffiths (Box Hill)
Zoe has been selected for the third consecutive season on the back of 337 runs and 20 wickets in the One Day games,

Kimberley Garth (Dandenong)
Kim has been selected for the first time. The Panthers’ Irish import’s season was impacted by WBBL but still finished with 485 runs including a century and 19 wickets.

Alana King (Prahran)
Alana has been selected for a fourth time. Alana finished the One Day season with 196 runs and 20 wickets while taking 12 wickets in the T20 competition from limited appearances.

Sophie Reid (Plenty Valley) (WK)
Sophie has been selected for the first time after a break-out season with the bat, scoring 448 runs in the One-Day competition and 274 runs in the T20 season.

Elly Donald (Melbourne)
Elly has been selected for the first time and had a break-out season with both bat and ball, finishing her One Day season with 236 runs and 24 wickets.

Briana Binch (Essendon Maribyrnong Park)
Briana has been selected for the second time. Briana finished the One Day season with 162 runs at 27.00, 19 wickets at 12.89.

Sterre Kalis (Prahran)
Sterre has been selected for the first time. The Dutch import finished the One Day season with 382 runs at 38.20 and 3 catches (including a century).

Men’s Premier Firsts Team of the Season
Brayden Stepien (Carlton) (wk)
The Carlton keeper/batsman finished with 523 runs @ 43.58 and took 32 catches and 2 stumpings for the home and away season. It is Brayden’s second consecutive appearance in the Team of the Season.

David King (Ringwood)
The Ringwood all-rounder has been selected for the sixth time after finishing the season with 571 runs @ 38.07 (including a century), 25 wickets @ 13.52 and 5 catches.

Luke Wells (Casey-South Melbourne) (C)
The Casey-SM skipper scored 773 runs @ 70.27 (with 3 centuries), 12 wickets @ 29.50 and 4 catches. It is Luke’s 2nd consecutive time in the Team of the Season, 1st as Captain.

James Seymour (Essendon)
The Essendon batting all-rounder scored 666 runs @ 47.57 and took 24 wickets @ 25.24. It is James’ 2nd consecutive selection in the Team of the Season.

Blake Thomson (Melbourne)
The Melbourne batsman scored 629 runs @ 52.42, with 2 centuries. It is Blake’s 1st appearance in the Team of the Season.

Alex Gregory (Melbourne University)
The Melbourne University all-rounder has been selected after scoring 622 runs @ 56.55 and took 22 wickets @ 18.68. First time selected in the Team of the Season.

Hayden Butterworth (Geelong)
The Geelong all-rounder has been selected after scoring 432 @ 33.23 and took 29 wickets @ 20.03 This is also the first time Hayden has been selected in the Team of the Season.

James Nanopoulos (Dandenong)
The Dandenong all-rounder scored 260 runs @ 18.57 and took 46 wickets @ 12.50 for the Panthers. James has been selected for his third consecutive season.

Marcus Berryman (Monash Tigers)
The Monash Tigers quick scored 278 runs @ 21.38 and took 34 wickets @ 13.59. Marcus was a stand-out for the Tigers and this is the first time Marcus has been selected in the Team of the Season.

Kieran Elliott (Melbourne)
The Melbourne quick was a vast improver for his side, finishing with 173 runs @ 34.60, 33 wickets @ 14.15. It is Kieran’s first appearance in the Team of the Season.

Suraj Randiv (Dandenong)
The former Sri Lankan spinner took 34 wickets @ 17.71 for the Panthers. It is Suraj’s first selection in the Team of the Season.

Sean McNicholl (Greenvale Kangaroos)
The Greenvale Kangaroos quick was arguably one of the most improved in the competition this season, finishing with 36 wickets @ 22.36. It is Sean’s first selection in the Premier Team of the Season.

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