JOHNATHON GOES TO THE NEXT LEVEL
By Steve Brown
Belgrave opening batsman Johnathon Levell capped off a great season on Wednesday night when presented with the Jack Feaver Medal at the association’s presentation night held at the Bayswater Cricket Club. The Feaver Medal is awarded to the best player in Reeves Shield. Levell, 35 dominated the bowling this season scoring a record high 764 runs at an average of 69.45 which included the finals series. He received votes in 8 games polling 20 votes to win from The Basin’s Jake Best on 16 votes with Knoxfield’s Trent Scholfield third on 13 votes.
“I’d like to thank my team mates and of course the umpires.” said Levell. “I’d also like to thank my parents for showing me the way when they ran the club in the 90’s when the club was almost down and out and kept it going to what it is today.”
It was a night for opening batsman when Upper Ferntree Gully’s captain Peter Dunlop collected the Ron Lomax Medal for the best player in Decoite Shield, winning by three votes from team mate Guy Balmford and Rowville’s Joe Morsello.
Former Prahran President Ian Crawford awarded the R.J. Parish Medal for the best Under 21 player in the competition to Upwey Tecoma all-rounder Jake Evans.
Norm Reeves presented Ian Harley with life membership of the FTGDCA, the 33rd in the association’s history.
Have a look at the Final standings and who got Votes for your Club.
Norm Reeves presents Scott McKenzie and Trentin Scholfield with The Norm Reeves Shield
Tom Boxell winner of the Stephen Lee Medal for best afield in the Norm Reeves Shield grand final
R.J Parish Medal Best U/21 Player Jake Evans from Upwey presented by Ian Crawford
Zac Wilson (Knoxfield) Victorian Country Cricket XI Cap presented by Keith Thompson
Nathan Walsh (Lysterfield) Australian Country Cricket XI Cap and the Donald Bradman Trophy for the Most Runs in the Australian country cricket championship presented by Keith Thompson
Nick Wakeling presents the FTGDCA Team of the Season
Alan Bailey presents Peter Dunlop with the DeCoite Shield flag.
Johnathon Levell receiving the Batting award for Norm Reeves Shield 740 runs at 82.22
Alan Bailey presents Scott McKenzie with the Norm Reeves Shield flag.
Lomax Medalist Peter Dunlop with Feaver Medalist Johnathon Levell