Ringwood's Ian Holland and Box Hill's Anna Lanning have taken home Bartercard Premier Cricket's highest accolades at the Bartercard Premier Cricket Awards at The Pullman Hotel tonight.
Holland claimed the Jack Ryder Medal in a dramatic final round which saw him leapfrog St Kilda’s Matt Chasemore and Footscray Edgewater’s Travis Dean.
Heading into the final round, Chasemore held a two vote lead over Dean with Holland a further vote back.
A spell of 3-15, coupled with 37 with the bat, was enough for Holland to claim five votes in the final match to finish a vote ahead of Chasemore, and four ahead of Dean.
It is the fourth year in a row that Chasemore has finished in the top three.
Holland made 724 runs, at an average of 40.22, and also claimed 52 wickets, the most in the competition, at just 13.72.
He also became just the second player to make a hundred and take a five-wicket haul in the Premier Cricket Final and is now the first player to win the Ryder and Scholes Medals in the same season.
Box Hill all-rounder Anna Lanning has finally claimed her first Una Paisley Medal after three top-three placings in the previous three years.
Lanning, who turned 21 last week, scored 446 runs, the sixth most in the competition, and also claimed 22 wickets.
She polled in eight matches to finish with 30 votes, four ahead of sister Meg, while Molly Strano finished in third place with 26 votes.
A best on ground performance in the third last round against Melbourne, where Lanning struck an unbeaten 97, was enough to put the count beyond doubt heading into the final two matches.
The Men’s Premier Team of the Season was also named with David King,Tom Donnell, Dean, Simon Hill, Chasemore (C), Matthew Brown, Ben Fletcher, Aaron Ayre, Holland, Brenton McDonald, Ryan Sidebottom and Chris Salm all selected.
Meg Lanning was named as captain of the Women’s Premier Team of the Season alongside Elyse Villani, Jess Cameron, Kelly Applebee, Anna Lanning, Molly Strano, Briana Binch, Emily McIntyre, Emily Smith, Julie Hunter, Tegan Orwin and Natalie Schilov.
Carlton was awarded the JA Seitz Club Championship while presentations were made to all premiership winners, including Bartercard Premier Cricket 1st XI winners Ringwood and Box Hill.
Carlton’s Jake Hancock was named 2nd XI Player of the Season, St Kilda’s Alex Bychkov was awarded the 3rd XI title, Monash Tigers’ Calum Basey won top honours in the 4th XI and Brighton Districts’ Kate Henderson received the Sue Woolcock Award for the Essteele Premier Seconds Player of the Season.
In other presentations made this evening, Frankston Peninsula and Essendon Maribyrnong Park were awarded the Spirit of Cricket awards, Graeme Lloyd received the Umpires Recognition Award and Melbourne’s Scott West and Geelong’s Matt Baker were named Curators of the Season.
Award winners Jack Ryder Medal – Ian Holland (Ringwood) Una Paisley Medal – Anna Lanning (Box Hill) Men’s Team of the Season – David King,Tom Donnell, Travis Dean, Simon Hill, Matt Chasemore (C), Matthew Brown, Ben Fletcher, Aaron Ayre, Ian Holland, Brenton McDonald, Ryan Sidebottom and Chris Salm Women’s Team of the Season – Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Jess Cameron, Kelly Applebee, Anna Lanning, Molly Strano, Briana Binch, Emily McIntyre, Emily Smith, Julie Hunter, Tegan Orwin and Natalie Schilov JA Seitz CV Club Championship – Carlton Spirit of Cricket Award – Essendon Maribyrnong Park and Frankston Peninsula Umpiring Recognition Award – Graeme Lloyd Curators of the Season – Scott West (Melbourne) and Matt Baker (Geelong) 2nd XI Player of the Season– Jake Hancock (Carlton) 3rd XI Player of the Season – Alexander Bychkov (St Kilda) 4th XI Player of the Season – Calum Beasy (Monash Tigers) Sue Woolcock Award Award – Kate Henderson (Brighton District) June Cole Award – Nicole Bolton (Prahran)