The Contenders For The 2016-17 Zoe Goss Medal
29 March 2017  


The winner of the 10th Zoe Goss Medal will be confirmed at Friday’s Laurie Sawle Medal Night at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Zoe Goss Medal considers performances by WA-based players across the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) and Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).

Voting is based on the 12 named players for any given match and coaching staff awarding 3-2-1 votes. The Zoe Goss Medal is awarded to the player who receives the most votes across both formats.

Follow @WACA_Cricket or the hashtag #LSMedal on Instagram on Friday night to follow proceedings.

Nicole Bolton won the award last year, the third time she has in her career, and is among the contenders.

Heather Graham, Elyse Villani, Emma King, Piepa Cleary, Chloe Piparo along with internationals Suzie Bates, Katherine Brunt and Natasha Farrant are among the contenders.

Playing for both the Fury and Scorchers in both the WNCL and WBBL will certainly boost any player’s cause.

Shooting Stars all-rounder Graham enjoyed a breakout season scoring 239 WBBL runs at 29.87 and 208 WNCL runs at 34.66, along with 10 WBBL wickets and three WNCL wickets.

Fury skipper Villani top scored with 442 runs in the WBBL and also 140 runs in the WNCL, while she chipped in with three wickets in the WBBL.

Spinner King took the most wickets across both formats with 23 overall, 17 scalps in the WBBL and six in the WNCL.

Shooting Stars fast bowler Cleary impressed with 11 wickets bowling economically up top in the WBBL while she also claimed five wickets in the WNCL.

Starlet batter Piparo scored her maiden WNCL century as she made 201 runs in the 50-over competiton along with 57 runs in the WBBL.

Southern Stars batter Bolton amassed 324 runs in the WBBL while she made 87 runs in the WNCL.

New Zealand all-rounder Bates only played for the Scorchers, where she was captain, scoring 310 runs and taking 13 wickets.

English quick Brunt also only played for the Scorchers, taking 10 wickets and blasting 216 runs with a team best strike rate beyond 130.

English seamer Farrant only played for the Fury, taking eight wickets in six games where she led the line.

Follow @WACA_Cricket or the hashtag #LSMedal on Twitter on Friday night to follow proceedings.