Marcus North has finished a conspicuous turnaround after being forsaken by Western Australia final summer, carrying been named a Sheffield Shield Player of a Year during a rite in Canberra. North polled 19 votes to win a endowment forward of equal second-placed James Hopes and Ryan Carters on 16 any and immature South Australia batsman Travis Head, who finished fourth with 15 votes.
North’s win creates it a second uninterrupted year in that a maestro former Test batsman has taken out a Sheffield Shield title, after Ricky Ponting claimed a honour final summer. The heading run scorer via a unchanging Shield matches with 884 during 68, North’s endowment is all a some-more considerable given his struggles in 2012-13, when he averaged 15.41 and mislaid his place in a Shield side.
This deteriorate he reinvented himself as an opener and began a summer really strongly, with 3 centuries in a initial 4 matches. However, a summer became a comfortless one for North when his hermit Lucas was killed in a highway collision in November, that led to some time divided from a game.
Now, North has a possibility to finish a deteriorate with a drought-breaking Shield pretension for Western Australia when they take on New South Wales in a final this week. Western Australia have not played in a Shield final given their delight in 1998-99 and their success this year was recognized with 5 players named in a ACA Sheffield Shield Team of a Year.
North was named captain of a side with Adam Voges as vice-captain, while immature wicketkeeper Sam Whiteman done a list along with quick bowlers Jason Behrendorff and Michael Hogan. The usually New South Wales players in a side were spinner Steve O’Keefe, a heading wicket taker in a foe with 40 during 20.47, and Carters.
Carters finished fourth on a run total before a final with 789 during 56.35 including 3 centuries and he common second place in a Shield voting with Hopes, a Queensland captain. Hopes enjoyed a prolific summer all round, quite with a round – he picked adult 38 Shield wickets during 24.28 and was second usually to O’Keefe on a wicket list.
In other awards, Western Australia’s Nicole Bolton was named WNCL Player of a Year and Elyse Villani of Victoria took a honour in a WT20. The Ryobi Cup Player of a Year (Cameron White) and a BBL Player of a Tournament (Ben Dunk) had been named progressing in a season.
Sheffield Shield Player of a Year
19 votes – Marcus North (WA)
16 votes – Ryan Carters (NSW)
16 votes – James Hopes (Qld)
15 votes – Travis Head (SA)
WNCL Player of a Year
19 votes – Nicole Bolton (WA)
16 votes – Leah Poulton (NSW)
13 votes – Rachael Haynes (NSW)
WT20 Player of a Year
37 votes – Elyse Villani (Vic)
24 votes – Meg Lanning (Vic)
22 votes – Leah Poulton (NSW)
Other awards Toyota Futures League Player of a Year: Vele Dukoski (ACT); Lord’s Taverners Indigenous Cricketer of a Year: Michael Bailey (WA); Cricket Australia Umpire Award: Simon Fry; Benaud Men’s Spirit of Cricket Award: Western Australia; Benaud Women’s Spirit of Cricket Award: Victoria; Ryobi Cup Player of a Year: Cameron White; BBL Player of a Tournament: Ben Dunk.
ACA Teams of a Year
Sheffield Shield 1 Marcus North (capt), 2 Ryan Carters, 3 Phillip Hughes, 4 Tom Cooper, 5 Adam Voges (vice-capt), 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Sam Whiteman, 8 James Hopes, 9 Steve O’Keefe, 10 Jason Behrendorff, 11 Michael Hogan, 12th John Hastings.
Ryobi Cup 1 David Warner, 2 Michael Klinger, 3 Shaun Marsh, 4 Cameron White (capt), 5 Steven Smith (vice-capt), 6 Tom Cooper, 7 Matthew Wade, 8 Sean Abbott, 9 Ben Cutting, 10 Jon Holland, 11 Josh Hazlewood, 12th Usman Khawaja.
Big Bash League 1 Ben Dunk, 2 Aaron Finch (vice-capt), 3 Michael Hussey (capt), 4 Steven Smith, 5 Chris Lynn, 6 Moises Henriques, 7 Tim Paine, 8 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9 John Hastings, 10 Jackson Bird, 11 Muttiah Muralitharan, 12th Glenn Maxwell.
WNCL 1 Nicole Bolton, 2 Meg Lanning (capt), 3 Beth Mooney, 4 Kate Blackwell (vice-capt), 5 Sarah Elliott, 6 Lauren Ebsary, 7 Alyssa Healy, 8 Ellyse Perry, 9 Erin Osborne, 10 Rene Farrell, 11 Holly Ferling, 12th Jodie Fields.
WT20 1 Meg Lanning (capt), 2 Elyse Villani, 3 Nicole Bolton, 4 Alex Blackwell (vice-capt), 5 Lauren Ebsary, 6 Alyssa Healy, 7 Ellyse Perry, 8 Erin Osborne, 9 Rene Farrell, 10 Kirsten Pike, 11 Kathleen Hempenstall, 12th Delissa Kimmince.