Australia news April 5, 2012

Quiney scoops Victorian awards

ESPNcricinfo staff

The batsman Rob Quiney has won his second successive Bill Lawry Medal as Victoria's best first-class player of the season. Quiney also picked up the Dean Jones Medal as the state's one-day player of the year at the Cricket Victoria awards night in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Quiney, 29, was rewarded for a season in which he scored 938 Sheffield Shield runs at 49.36 and 310 at 44.28 in the Ryobi Cup. It capped off an outstanding year for Quiney, who in February was named Australia's Domestic Player of the Year at the Allan Border Medal night.

David Hussey was named the Melbourne Stars Player of the Year and Aaron Finch won the Melbourne Renegades award. Meg Lanning collected both the Sharon Tredrea Trophy and the Cathryn Fitzpatrick Award as the WNCL and Women's T20 Player of the Year.

The left-arm spinner Clive Rose won the Jack Ryder Medal as the best player in Melbourne's grade competition in a season when he also made his state debut for Victoria. Rose, 22, took 35 wickets for Casey-South Melbourne at 22.57 during the season and also scored 402 runs at an average of 28.71.

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  • Roo on April 8, 2012, 7:03 GMT

    @katandthat3... Stats & current form are the most important guide to a players value to a SS team... As Laughlin is 29y.o. his age is now against him & 4 seasons without showing any inspiring spells in SS is telling - his last SS game he was average to say the least... Wells is still a kid, so he may push for SS again - its up to him... But State selectors will be looking at stats & form for their future players... Watching Drew & Kruger live in their last game tells me why Tas has pulled out the axe on these players...

  • Dummy4 on April 7, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    Well deserved Bobby, should be an Aus player but... New Selectors are doing better, but still not good enough!

  • Randolph on April 6, 2012, 11:27 GMT

    @zenboomerang - nothing has changed in terms of selections. Absolutely nothing. We are still picking players on a whim!!!

  • Garry on April 6, 2012, 1:17 GMT

    Would like to see Quiney get an opportunity in the national T20 or ODI although time is running out to trial guys before the T20 WC (still to keep him in mind for next summer) I'd imagine Finch will be in there somewhere as he did well for Australia in a few T20's, the WI T20 games were too far to send specialists over. Also @zenboomerang the comments about Laughlin and Wells getting cut in another article was due to contracts covering both SS and Ryobi and at least Laughlin did well in the Ryobi, Wells is getting better, sometimes you have to watch the players as much as just sprouting off stats to form your whole point of view. There are times when bowlers bowl really well without the reward, the games I watched I'd have Laughlin pushing for higher honours in the shorter forms let alone getting axed from the Tassie contracts. The advantage of doing well or considered for both formats strengthens your case for a contract, as mentioned the BBL is a different scenario altogether.

  • Roo on April 5, 2012, 8:02 GMT

    Was very surprised that Quiney (among others) didn't get a bat for Oz ODI's in front of Forrest during the tri-series... Seems a NSP mistake on where our teams priorities are going...

  • Roo on April 5, 2012, 7:47 GMT

    Great to see Meg Lanning getting both awards... Meg had a great Oz summer & was in superlative batting form in India in the Southern Stars demolition of India (something the men should try to emulate on their next tour there)... Been a bad year all round for India though...

  • Scott on April 5, 2012, 6:20 GMT

    Really happy for Bobby. Took him a while to get himself established in the first class scene, but now that he's done that, here's hoping he continues to improve and guides the Bushrangers to another Shield title in 2012/13, hopefully with higher honours awaiting him.

  • Dummy4 on April 5, 2012, 1:15 GMT


  • Mariam on April 5, 2012, 1:08 GMT

    Quniney had a good season but with a shield average in the high 30s he still has alot of work to do before he gets considered for higher honors.

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