Cricket Victoria crowns 2020-21 State Awards winners

Marcus Harris, Elyse Villani and Peter Handscomb have received the top honours at the 2020-21 Victorian Cricket Awards.

Cricket Victoria crowns 2020-21 State Awards winners

Marcus Harris, Elyse Villani and Peter Handscomb have received the top honours at the 2020-21 Victorian Cricket Awards.

Harris won the Bill Lawry Medal as the state’s best-performed player throughout the Marsh Sheffield Shield season.

The opening batsman scored 695 runs at an average of 63, including two centuries.

During the season Harris and Will Pucovski set a new record for the highest partnership in Marsh Sheffield Shield history. The pair put on 486 runs for the first wicket against South Australia with Harris making 238 and Pucovski unbeaten on 255.

Villani also etched her name in the record books when she became the first player to score three centuries during the Women’s National Cricket League season.

Villani won the Sharon Tredrea Award as the standout Victorian player during the WNCL. She ended the campaign with 611 runs at an average of 87.

Victorian men’s captain Peter Handscomb was awarded the Dean Jones medal as the state’s best player during the Marsh One-Day Cup.

Handscomb scored 299 runs from four innings, including knocks of 131 against South Australia and 95 against Tasmania to finish as the leading run scorer in the competition.

His runs came at an average of 75 and a strike rate of 101.

2020-21 VICTORIAN CRICKET AWARDS WINNERS

Bill Lawry Medal

Player judged to have had the best performances for Victoria over the course of the Marsh Sheffield Shield season.

Winner: Marcus Harris

Dean Jones Medal

Player judged to have had the best performances for Victoria during the Marsh One-Day Cup tournament.

Winner: Peter Handscomb

Sharon Tredrea Award

Player judged to have had the best performances for Victoria during the Women’s National Cricket League season (WNCL).

Winner: Elyse Villani

Commonwealth Bank Future Star Awards

Winner – Female: Ella Hayward

Winner – Male: Wil Parker

Congratulations to all our 2020-21 Victorian Cricket Award Winners.

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