Cameron White has capped a brilliant season by winning the Bill Lawry Medal and the Dean Jones Medal at Cricket Victoria's State and Media Awards at The Olsen Hotel tonight.
Cameron White has capped a brilliant season by winning the Bill Lawry Medal and the Dean Jones Medal at Cricket Victoria’s State and Media Awards at The Olsen Hotel tonight.
The Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers batsman was a runaway winner in both awards, having struck 10 half-centuries and one hundred across the Bupa Sheffield Shield and RYOBI One-Day Cup.
The former Victorian captain was also honoured, alongside teammate David Hussey, for his 100 first-class matches for the state with a commemorative cap that was accepted by his sister.
White’s one-day tournament in October set the tone for the rest of the season.
The Bushrangers right-hander, who was also named the Player of the Series, notched 387 runs, at an average of 77.4 and struck five fifties in six innings.
White narrowly missed becoming the first person to post six consecutive half-centuries in the tournament’s history when he was dismissed for 42 in the elimination final.
He enjoyed his best Shield season since 2007-08 striking 675 runs, at an average of 45, in his eight matches.
In other awards presented tonight, Sarah Elliott won her fourth Sharon Tredrea Award for Victoria’s most outstanding WNCL player.
The Commonwealth Bank VicSpirit veteran was the side’s most consistent batter during the 2013-14 season, holding together the middle order.
In her 14th season with the VicSpirit, Elliott posted three consecutive half-centuries and finished the season with 243 runs, at an average of 40.50.
Elyse Villani won her second consecutive Cathryn Fitzpatrick Award for the best WT20 player.
The opener was the leading run scorer in the competition and struck six half-centuries, double more than any other player.
She amassed 498 runs, at an average of 49.80 and a strike rate approaching 120.
Aaron Finch was announced as the Melbourne Renegades’ player of the season for the third time after compiling a club-high 262 runs at an average of 52.4 in BBL|03.
Luke Wright was awarded the Melbourne Stars’ player of the season amassing 288 runs at a strike rate of 144.72, including two half centuries.
Sophie Molineux and Matt Short were also named the Commonwealth Bank Future Star Award winners for the best under-age player in the state.
Earlier in the night, the winners of the Cricket Victoria Media Awards were also announced with The Age’s Peter Hanlon winning the major award.
Media Awards winners Cricket Victoria Award – Peter Hanlon “Test life not something for everyone” Suburban Award – Liam Twomey “A fine knock draws to a close” Country Award – Damen Francis “Love of game still strong” Photography Award – Jim Aldersey Electronic Award – Fairfax Radio’s coverage of the Big Bash League Bartercard Premier Cricket Award – Tim Michell “Doctor Cool has it under control” Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers Award – Jesse Hogan “Unchanged’ Maxwell hits on winning formula” Commonwealth Bank VicSpirit Award – Scott Barbour Twenty20 Award – Mark Hayes “Hard man’s soft shell”
State Awards winners Bill Lawry Medal – Cameron White Dean Jones Medal – Cameron White Sharon Tredrea Award – Sarah Elliott Cathryn Fitzpatrick Award – Elyse Villani Melbourne Renegades Player of the Season – Aaron Finch Melbourne Stars Player of the Season – Luke Wright Commonwealth Bank Future Star Award – Sophie Molineux & Matt Short