It was an extremely close race to determine who was to be crowned the Emerson Rodwell Medalist for the year.
With a round to go, it was clear it was a season for the ‘Harrys’, with both Evans and Allanby joint leaders on 15 votes. However it was a knock of 62 against Grand Finalist North Hobart that sealed the deal for Evans, as he polled two votes to finish as the outright winner with 17 votes.
In just his second season in Tasmania, Evans becomes the 15th player in the competitions 151 year history to score 1000 runs in a season, with his total haul of 1081 runs at 72.07 throughout the regular season.
Evans admits he made the move to Hobart in anticipation to play for Tasmania.
“It [Rodwell Medal] never looks too bad on a CV, but its all about performing well at any chance you are given.”
“I enjoyed my opportunity to play in the Futures League this season, I love playing cricket, especially when you get given the chance to play at that level.” Evans said.
It was an extra special night for Kim to hand over the Fazackerley medal this year, as she awarded it to her 18 year old niece Erin. Erin being the youngest ever player to receive the award.
It was a dream season for Erin - securing a WBBL Hobart Hurricanes contract, scoring a maiden century with 135no, helping Clarence to make the Grand Final and winning the batting aggregate for her efforts in the regular season. However her season was topped, when she hugged her Aunty grinning ear to ear, as she was presented her with the award.
Erin said it is so special to receive this award.
“I remember when I first started playing and I found out the Medal was named after her [Aunty, Kim Fazackerley] and I was so excited and proud, and tonight is just even better” Fazackerley said.
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