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    2018 - 07.03

    Ulverstone skipper Josh Walmsley.
    Nanjing Night Net

    ULVERSTONE captain Josh Walmsley has underlined his status as the competition’s premier player, taking out his third player of the year award at the CNW presentation evening last night.

    Walmsley won a tight count by two votes from teammate Sam Perko, Devonport skipper Miles Barnard and Wynyard opener Nick Granger.

    With all four players tied on eight votes after round 16, the left-hander broke away in the season’s penultimate round, scoring two votes from the umpires for his unbeaten century against Devonport.

    None of his challengers polled in the final round, leaving Walmsley to celebrate his win after successes in 2009-2010 and 2011-2012.

    He also took home his fourth CNW batting average award on the night, picking up the Les Allen Batting Trophy in a season which included three tons.

    Devonport left-armer Chris Lindsay claimed his second CNW bowling average award, with his average of 12.63 good enough to see him win the Don Pearce Bowling Trophy.

    Wynyard’s Matthew Bowen took home the wicketkeeping trophy, while Latrobe captain Callan Morse won the Twenty20 player of the year award for his 273 runs and two catches.

    Ulverstone all-rounder Corey Murfet was rewarded for his emerging talent, taking out the Ben Hilfenhaus Medal for the competition’s best under-21 player.

    Tomorrow’s grand finalists, Ulverstone and Devonport, dominated the CNW All-Star Team, filling out nine of the 12 positions.

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