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Marsh and Bolton win major awards

Shaun Marsh and Nicole Bolton were rewarded for their outstanding 2019-20 seasons for Western Australia, winning the Lawrie Sawle and Zoe Goss medals respectively as part of the WA Cricket Awards.

36 year old Marsh won his second straight Lawrie Sawle Medal, having made over 1000 runs for the summer across the Sheffield Shield and list A formats.

He made 724 runs in nine Sheffield Shield matches, including a career best 215 against Victoria in October.

He also led the way in coloured clothing, winning the one-day player of the year thanks to 389 runs for the season and a memorable century in the final against Queensland that led Western Australia to the Marsh One Day Cup title.

All-rounder Bolton won her third Zoe Goss Medal, having played a pivotal role in the Western Australian Women’s Team to their maiden WNCL title in February.

She was player of the match in the final, top scoring with 67 and taking 3-34 with the ball as Western Australia defeated the all-conquering New South Wales Breakers side at North Sydney Oval.

WA left arm spinner Ashton Agar won the coveted media voted Gold Cup trophy for his deeds at international level, which included a five-wicket haul and a hat trick in the recent series against South Africa.

Jhye Richardson and Nat Sciver won the T20 awards for their efforts for the Perth Scorchers, while young guns Aaron Hardie and Ashley Day were rewarded for their breakout seasons as the Rising Star award winners.

Former Australian female cricketer Karen Read was inducted in to the WA Cricket Gallery of Greats, Joel Paris winning the Excalibur award and Kate Hempenstall the Legacy Award.

IMAGE: WACA Twitter.


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