Scott top cricketer again

ROSEDALE-Kilmany captain Brad Scott has claimed the Noel Freshwater Memorial Trophy for a third successive season.

Scott was the named Sale-Maffra cricketer of the year on Wednesday night. Scott received 25 votes, finished well ahead of Bundalaguah captain Mathew Dowsett on 13.

Scott shared the award with Bundalaguah’s Mike Jones in 2013, but had won the award his own right the past two seasons.

Scott was this season’s leading run-scorer, posting 791 runs, including two centuries, during the home-and-away season at an average of 87.89, which also earned him the Don Mynard Medal for the best first grade batsman.

Stratford’s Simon Williams claimed the Allan Evans Medal bowling award after taking 25 wickets at 12.2.

Scott and Williams were named in the team of the season, which includes representatives from seven of the eight first grade clubs.

Special guest for the night was former international and Victoria player Brad Hodge.

Brad Scott (Rosedale-Kilmany): 791 runs at 87.89.

Jake Benfield (Maffra): 527 runs at 43.92.

Ben Saxon (Bundalaguah): 513 runs at 46.64.

Ian Wrigglesworth (Sale): 510 runs at 46.36.

Josh Rurawhe (Maffra): 484 runs at 40.33.

Rohan Diamond (Rosedale-Kilmany): 473 runs at 47.3.

Nathan Massey (Bundalaguah): 544 runs at 49.45, 17 catches, 12 stumpings.

Mark Nicholls (Collegians): 30 wickets at 17.1.

Jack Rietschel (Stratford): 28 wickets at 21.46.

Karl High (Bundalaguah): 26 wickets at 18.96.

Dylan Bolton (Boisdale-Briagolong): 26 wickets at 18.96.

Simon Williams (Stratford): 25 wickets at 12.2.

Cricketer of the year: Brad Scott (Rosedale-Kilmany).

First grade, batting: Brad Scott (Rosedale-Kilmany) 791 runs at 87.89; bowling: Simon Williams (Stratford) 25 wickets at 12.2.

Second grade, batting: Bohdi Walker (Wurruk) 527 runs at 52.7; bowling: Duane Oldham (Wurruk) 27 wickets at 7.7.

Third grade, batting: Nick Anderson (Collegians) 654 runs at 81.75; bowling: Will Brady (Bundalaguah) 29 wickets at 7.9.

Fourth grade, batting: Terry Stone (Heyfield) 284 runs at 56.8; bowling: Angus Warry (Collegians) 31 wickets at 8.81.

Melbourne Country Week, batting: Josh Rurawhe 250 runs; bowling: Dylan Bolton 10 wickets.

Senior Gippsland Cricket League, batting: Ben Saxon 105 runs; bowling: Josh Davis nine wickets.

Spirit of Cricket: Ben Howes (Sale).

Club championship: Bundalaguah.