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BDCA awards: Eaton’s Julian Crudeli named Cricketer of the Year, takes home five awards

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Eaton's Julian Crudeli.
Camera IconEaton's Julian Crudeli. Credit: Carly Laden/South Western Times

Despite a heartbreaking grand final result, Eaton’s Julian Crudeli has pulled off an award sweep, including being named the Bunbury & Districts Cricket Association’s Goodwin-Dehring medalist.

The star all-rounder capped off a fantastic season with the Bobtails by taking home five of the BDCA first grade awards during presentations after last weekend’s grand final, in which Colts prevailed over the minor premiers in a thriller.

Eaton's Julian Crudeli.
Camera IconEaton's Julian Crudeli. Credit: Carly Laden/South Western Times

Along with Cricketer of the Year, Crudeli was named the grade’s Best and Fairest, had the highest batting avergae with 453 runs at 90.60, and took home both the bowling aggregate and average awards with 28 wickets at 9.32.

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Marist’s Brayden Clarke won the BDCA’s Rod Miguel medal as the best player in association matches, as well as the first grade fielding award, while teammates Cooper Dehring and Ben Clarke (522 runs at 40.15) won the wicketkeeping and batting aggregate awards respectively.

Marist all-rounder Brayden Clarke.
Camera IconMarist all-rounder Brayden Clarke. Credit: Justin Fris/South Western Times

Cody Ryan was named the first grade’s most promising junior player.

In the women’s competition, Marist’s Gabrielle House was named Cricketer of the Year and Donnybrook’s Summer Towers won the Best and Fairest.

Gabrielle House was named the BDCA Women's Cricketer of the Year.
Camera IconGabrielle House was named the BDCA Women's Cricketer of the Year. Credit: Jackson Barrett/South Western Ti/RegionalHUB

Marist’s Sari Wooton (177 runs at 44.25) and Leschenault’s Emma Jamieson (201 runs at 28.71) won the batting average and aggregate awards respectively, Hay Park’s Molly Lincoln won the bowling average award (11 wickets at 5.18), and Colts teammates Emma Norrish (16 wickets at 6.69) and Nat Flynn won the bowling aggregate and fielding awards respectively.

In second grade, Harvey-Benger’s Matthew Chave was named Cricketer of the Year and took home the bowling aggregate award with 29 wickets at 16.00.

Matthew Chave in action.
Camera IconMatthew Chave in action. Credit: Haydn Jones

Premiers Collie pulled off a sweep of awards with Austin Kent winning Best and Fairest and the batting aggregate award (569 runs at 51.73), Mark Williams winning the bowling average award (22 wickets at 11.68), and Greg Tomasini won the wicketkeeping award while Marist’s Joshua Bradbury won the fielding award and Colts’ Cailin Blackwood had the highest batting average (400 runs at 57.14).

In third grade, Rising Stars’ Krishnakumar Subramanian was Cricketer of the Year and Best & Fairest.

Burekup’s Dylan Heasman took out both the batting average and aggregate awards with 528 runs at 66.00, teammate Daniel Fry won the fielding award, Dalyellup’s Fraser Gilchrist won the bowling average award (16 wickets at 7.75), Capel’s Kody Montgomery took out the bowling aggregate award (33 wickets at 8.27) and Marist’s Drew Thomas won the wicketkeeping award.

In fourth grade, Harvey-Benger’s Nicholas Fucile was named Cricketer of the Year while teammate Johnny Crognale won the bowling average with 21 wickets at 8.67.

Marist’s James Wallam was named Best and Fairest and also took out the bowling aggregate award with 29 wickets at 9.79.

Eaton’s Matthew Laurenson and Adam Fitt (506 runs at 50.60) won the fielding and batting aggregate awards respectively, while Colts’ Troy Wilson won the batting average award (303 runs at 60.60).

In fifth grade, Donnybrook’s Suren Numberdar was named Cricketer of the Year while Dardanup’s Luke Martin was named Best and Fairest.

Eaton’s Rory Old won the fielding award, Dardanup’s Jacob Walker took out both bowling awards with 31 wickets at 9.55 and Marist’s Stephen Bilcich took out both batting awards with 615 runs at 68.33.

Gary Crombie won the David King medal for Umpire of the Year and Adam Ballantyne took home the Peter O’Shaughnessy medal for being named Best New Umpire.

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