“Scott had a fantastic yr and completely deserves the popularity for his performances within the Sheffield Protect and with the lads’s Aboriginal XI” – Belinda Clark © Getty
Scott Boland, the Victoria quick bowler, bagged the 2018-19 Sheffield Protect Participant of the Yr, Cricket Australia introduced on Wednesday (March 27). He was additionally awarded with Australia Indigenous Cricketer of the Yr.
Marcus Harris, Nic Maddinson, and Matthew Wade had been the opposite contenders for the highest state award. Boland, who made his Sheffield Protect debut again in 2011-12 versus Western Australia, performed a key function in powering Victoria to the Protect last by snaring 45 wickets.
Boland, who additionally featured proper by way of Victoria’s JLT One-Day Cup season and for the Melbourne Stars within the BBL, received the “finest performing indigenous cricketer for season 2018-19”. He additionally performed for the Aboriginal XI that toured the UK final yr to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the primary worldwide cricket tour by an Australian facet in 1868.
In the meantime, Tasmania swept each the Males’s Spirit of Cricket Award and Girls’s Spirit of Cricket Award. Georgia Redmayne, the wicketkeeper-batter from Tasmania, received the Girls’s Nationwide Cricket League Participant of the Yr. She aggregated 275 runs and effected 11 dismissals in the course of the course of the season.
“Scott had a fantastic yr and completely deserves the popularity for his performances within the Sheffield Protect and with the lads’s Aboriginal XI on their 150-year commemorative tour of the UK,” Cricket Australia’s Interim Government Basic Supervisor, Belinda Clark, famous.
“Polling votes from the umpires in 5 matches signifies a really constant Protect season that resulted in 45 wickets and noticed him end second on the listing of wicket-takers. Scott performed an vital function with the Aboriginal XI, his performances essential in his sides’ wins over the MCC, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Surrey. He’s a terrific athlete and fantastic function mannequin to younger indigenous children.
“Georgia additionally had a wonderful yr at home degree for Tasmania, each opening the batting and behind the stumps,” she added.