The winner of the 17th Laurie Sawle Medal will be confirmed at
Friday’s Laurie Sawle Medal Night at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Laurie Sawle Medal is awarded to the most outstanding Alcohol.Think
Again Western Warriors player during the season and is voted on by match
umpires and the State Match Committee.
Votes are taken at the end of all Sheffield Shield and Matador
BBQs One Day Cup matches.
Follow @WACA_Cricket or the hashtag #LSMedal on Instagram on Friday night to follow proceedings.
Among the contenders are Jason Behrendorff, Simon Mackin,
Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Turner, David Moody, Adam Voges, Michael Klinger and
last year’s winner Cameron Bancroft.
Behrendorff took 37 wickets in seven Shield matches
including a stunning 14-89, after a fractured fibula, along with five wickets
at the Matador Cup.
Mackin took back-to-back 10-wicket hauls in the Shield,
finishing the season with 35 wickets in eight games at 25.17.
Cartwright was WA’s top scorer in the Shield with 861 runs including
two centuries and seven wickets. He also made 101 runs and took four wickets at
the Matador Cup.
Turner was WA’s second top scorer in the Shield with 742
runs at an average of 53, while he also took seven wickets. He also made 62
runs and took three wickets at the Matador Cup.
Moody was WA’s third top wicket-taker with 28 scalps in the
Shield at 31.64 including a five-wicket haul.
Voges had a lean Shield campaign with 244 runs and two
fifties, but was WA’s top scorer in the Matador Cup with 301 runs at 75.25
including four half-centuries.
Klinger played all but one game for WA in both forms,
scoring 431 Shield runs including four fifties and 236 Matador Cup runs.
Bancroft played every game for WA in both forms, scoring 536
Shield runs including two centuries and 177 Matador Cup runs.
The winner of the Gold Cup, for best international player,
male or female, voted by 11 media outlets which submitted their tallies in a
5-4-3-2-1 system, will also be announced.
Follow @WACA_Cricket or the hashtag #LSMedal on Twitter on Friday night to follow proceedings.