DDCA: Spoljaric wins back to back Wookey medals

By Roy Ward

PARKFIELD all-rounder Steven Spoljaric became the first cricketer in Dandenong District Cricket Association history to win back-to-back Alan Wookey medals last Monday night.

Spoljaric claimed the medal, which is awarded to the best and fairest player in turf 1, with 27 votes to beat Dandenong West star Peter Atkinson (24) and former Sheffield Shield batsman Jason Arnberger of Doveton (23)

The votes are given by game umpires after each game and Spoljaric’s back-to-back wins come for the first time in the medal’s 28-year history.

A former Premier Cricket player, Spoljaric has spent many Australian winters playing in various English cricket leagues.

WOOKEY MEDAL VOTES:

1 S Spoljaric, Parkfield 27 votes;

2 P Atkinson, Dandenong West 24; 3 J Arnberger, Doveton 23; 4 C Booth, Hallam 22; 5 T Richardson, Mordialloc 22; 6 D Wickramaratne, Narre Warren 22; 7 S Squires, Mordialloc 21; 8 M Hutchinson, Doveton 20;

9 R Crawford, Berwick 18; 10 M Davies, HSD 17; 11 T Davis, Buckley Ridges 17; 12 B Francis, Berwick 17; 13 T Davies, HSD 15; 14 B Downe, Doveton 15; 15 M Fielding, Dandenong West 14; 16 J Sketcher, Springvale South 14;

17 H Alles, Parkfield 13; 18 C Athukorala, Mordialloc 13; 19 S Bell, Parkfield 13; 20 R Hendy, Doveton 13; 21 S Vanderwert, Narre Warren 13; 22 D Fernandesz, Springvale South 12; 23 S Leonard, North Dandenong 12; 24 A Perrin, Berwick 12; 25 C Wilson, Doveton 12; 26 J Vorster, Hallam 11.

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