Another home and away season has been run and won, with Bentleigh Uniting’s Malin Silva and Washington Park’s Chris Williamson taking out the top awards for season 2020-21.
Silva’s superb season with bat and ball saw him take out the coveted Longmuir Shield award, three votes ahead of East Sandringham’s Chris Diggle (580 runs at an average of 64.44).
The Bentleigh Uniting all-rounder scored 377 runs and claimed 26 wickets during the home and away season, playing a key part in ensuring the club would finish in the top-two.
Silva polled strongly at the start of the season with two BOG performances in the first two rounds and also scored the maximum votes against Bentleigh ANA (Round 8), Kingston Heath (Round 9) and Brighton Union (Round 10)
Brighton Union batter Weerasingha Dilranga (14 votes) came in third place after topping the run charts in 2020-21 with 616 runs at an average of 56.00.
In the Woolnough Shield count, Williamson begun with a fast start and was unable to be caught after polling 10 votes in the first seven rounds.
Williamson finished with 17 votes after scoring 358 runs in the home and away season, as well as claiming 19 wickets with his spin.
Carnegie South wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Cameron was rewarded for his strong season and finished in second place.
Cameron was a mainstay in the Redbacks batting attack and scored 496 runs in the home and away season, as well as clunking 14 catches and seven stumpings. No player scored more half-centuries than Cameron in Woolnough Shield.
It was West Bentleigh all-rounder Jayce Morgan who came home strong with a number of starring performances in the second-half of the year.
The young gun finished in third place on 15 votes -but didn’t poll in the final round of the year after featuring in the club’s D Grade match in Round 14.
Morgan scored 498 runs at an average of 62.25, with one century and three half-centuries. He was also the leading wicket-taker with 23 at an average of 12.13.
1st - Malin Silva - 18 votes (Bentleigh Uniting)
2nd - Chris Diggle - 15 votes (East Sandringham)
3rd - Weerasingha Dilranga - 14 votes (Brighton Union)
FULL VOTES HERE
1st - Chris Williamson - 17 votes (Washington Park)
2nd - Tom Cameron - 16 votes (Carnegie South)
3rd - Jayce Morgan - 15 votes (West Bentleigh)
FULL VOTES (FROM RD 7) HERE