2017/18 'Falcon Media' Team of the Season
Posted by Daine Vernon on Friday, 30 Mar 2018 at 8:44pm

Looks to be a strong team with players picked in positions they played throughout the season.

In total 3459 runs, 130 wickets, 62 catches, 16 run outs and 3 stumpings.

Average age in this team is 23.3 with 7 players playing in the 2nd XI premiership!

Here is the team:

Lachie Stuckey: Was given the opportunity to open the batting this season in the 2ís and made it count plundering 418 runs at an average of 32.15, including four 50ís which secured him a 1st XI debut in the last game of the season. Contributed 26 in the Semi Final and was a tad unlucky to be dismissed in the Grand FinalÖ.. Another impressive year by the pencil moustache and hopefully he is able to convert those 50ís into big match winning 100ís in 18/19.

Andrew Potts: The 3ís skipper had a ripper year with 431 @33.15 that which included two 50ís and a high score of 76. Also included the Division 4 batting award which he loves! He also won the most dot balls faced award! (We can only assume) Letís see if the Pott can get that one day player of the year award which he so desperately craves.

Gerard Jongen: Announced as the 3ís Vice-Captain at the start of the season but never ended up playing there as he was selected in the 2ís from round 1 where his pre-Christmas form was very crisp hitting two 50ís. After the break Gez struggled for his best form due to running himself out twice but finished the year of brilliantly with a season high 70 not out in the GF to get the 2ís over the line.

Jarrod Butcher (c): In what was his last season as 1ís captain, Butch almost carried the team batting line up with some skippers knocks throughout the season. The standout being 143* chasing 299 against Johnson Park. His 463 runs @52 also including two 50ís which will surely see his odds of taking home club champion shorten.

Adam Wylde (wk): Struggled early on in the season, still trying to recover from a broken leg his sustained in the footy season. Finally Ďfound his feetí with a 70 in the 3ís and then backing that up with 132* the following week in one of the best performances for the season. In his promotion to the 2ís he contributed each week with a few 30ís and a 50 to help get the 6 points each week. His return of 413@51.63 is a decent effort with only one leg! Kept brilliantly also, improving every game which saw him mitt 8 catches in the finals series!

Hayden Morrison: A standout season from the 17 year old son of a club gun! Hit his first ever ton smashing an incredible 183 not out in the 3ís before getting the promotion to the 2ís. Hit a massive 570 runs which included another ton this time in the 2ís. Whacked 2 more 50ís and a very mature 49 not out in the Semi Final. One of the most improved players at the club which is no surprise with all the effort he puts in during the season.

Dylan Wylde: The man who never rocked up on time unless his juniors were at the same ground, and even then, he wasnít ready for the warm up! Nevertheless 401 runs @40.10 suggests Dyl had a rather decent season with a highest score of 107* and then an almost match winning 87 the following week. Although the thing he is most happy with is getting a catch in the 2ís Grand Final which was his only statistic in the finals as he wasnít required with the bat both games. Played a very important role coming in which usually not many overs to go but always got on with it. Handy in the field also saving thousands of runs!

Mitch Gregory: Another 2ís player in the TOTY. The Mexican had a brilliant all-round year scoring 244 runs with a high score of 78 and 24 wickets which included a 6fa and a Michelle 5fa in the Grand Final. Very consistent all season with the ball continually bowling marathon spells in the searing heat. A member of the team of the week on numerous occasions and is a Rhys Marget Medal favourite, or so he keeps telling us.

Adam Metherell: Back from a stint on turf Crystal was ultra-consistent in the 1ís from round one taking 3 wickets in each of his first three games. A tad unlucky not to make the league team of the year being amongst the top 5 wicket takers for the season but will be super excited to be placed in this elite list. Took 24 wickets @18 and six times took 3 wickets or more in a game. Enjoyed running himself out with the stick when not taking poles.

Nixon Adcock: A cricket lover of the highest order Nixon can never get enough. Took 20 wickets @20 in the 3ís despite the fact he forgot how to spin the ball halfway through the season. A career best 5/34 in round 5 against Monbulk his best performance. Led the way for the 3ís with the pill and will be looking to push up the grades next season with a monster pre season!

Drew Withers: Ahh Drew. The standout bowler at the club this season compiling 33 wickets @bugger all. The new ball king swung the ball like a wizard all season taking early wickets in all games (except the Grand Final) to get the team off to a flyer. Not a bad effort from a man who only has one spell in him! Two bags of 5 for the season and ten times taking multiple wickets in an innings. Rightly number eleven in the order after 6 runs for the season.

12th Man

Greg Crook: Took on the role as skipper of the 4ís this season and led from the front with the ball taking 24 wickets to be the leading wicket taking in Division 6. No really big hauls as we have become accustomed to from the Crookie Monster but a very consistent season narrowly missing out on selection in the starting 11 (along with around 10 others!)

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