Clare­mont-ned­lands all-rounder cricket’s best

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local -

EMERG­ING Clare­mont-ned­lands all-rounder Tim David was crowned the 2016-17 Olly Coo­ley Medal­list ear­lier this month, af­ter a break­out 2016-17 WA Premier Cricket sea­son.

The medal count for the best player in first-grade WA Premier Cricket was held at the WACA Ground’s Bound­ary Room, voted by the um­pires on a 3-2-1 ba­sis per each reg­u­lar-sea­son game.

David (21) polled 17 votes from seven matches, fin­ish­ing two votes ahead of run­ner-up Robert Jones (15) from South Perth with Fre­man­tle’s Chris Chellew (13) and Gos­nells’ Luis Reece (12) next.

He be­comes the first Tigers player to claim the top in­di­vid­ual award since Wes Robin­son tri­umphed in 2008.

The young all-rounder, who scored a cen­tury for WA in his Fu­tures League de­but in Fe­bru­ary, also won the first-grade bat­ting aggregate award af­ter scor­ing 874 runs at 62.43.

David also claimed 18 wick­ets, help­ing Clare­mont-ned­lands win the Kevin Sul­li­van Sil­ver Cup and One Day League this sea­son.

He also won Clare­mont-ned­lands’ club cham­pion award and was named in the WADCC Team of the Year, along with team­mate Travis Birt.

Pre­miers Su­bi­aco Floreat dom­i­nated the Team of the Year, with fi­nals hero Chris Hans­berry named the skip­per along­side Alex Malcolm, Calum How and An­drew Holder.

Hans­berry and How were the only two mem­bers from last year’s Team of the Year to be se­lected again.

Clare­mont-ned­lands’ Tim Mac­don­ald won the Se­nior Coach of the Year award, af­ter win­ning the mi­nor premier­ship and One Day League.

Clare­mont-ned­lands also won the Male Spirit of Cricket Award and Tiger Kip Cameron won the JP Rob­bins Medal for Se­cond Grade best and fairest.

Su­bi­aco Floreat won the Best Pitch award for Floreat Park Oval, while Li­ons teenager Cameron Green won the Un­der-19 Player of the Year gong.

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