Cricket: Fremantle’s Chellew third in Olly Cooley Medal

Cricket: Fremantle’s Chellew third in Olly Cooley Medal

Fremantle all-rounder Chris Chellew finished third in the race for the Olly Cooley Medal.

Chellew finished with 13 votes, just behind Claremont-Nedlands allrounder and award-winner Tim David (17 votes) and South Perth batsman Robert Jones (15).

Votes were cast by the umpires on a 3-2-1 basis for each regular season game.

Chellew had a great 2016-17 campaign, taking 42 wickets at an average of 16.6, while he also scored 438 runs at an average of 31.29, earning the 26-year-old a spot in the WADCC Team of the Year.

He also won the Kookaburra Player of the Season award based on pure statistics, winning a $1500 kit from Kookaburra.

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Fremantle’s Jake Carder (21) won the Media Guild Rising Star Award.

The Port Boys failed to make the two-day grand final in 2016-17 after finishing second on the ladder, bowing out in the preliminary finals to Joondalup.

But they did have a great season.

They defeated Gosnells in January to claim the Premier Cricket T20 premiership and followed that up with a five-wicket win over Peel Cricket Association to secure the Statewide T20 title at the WACA.

The Port Boys also made the final of the One Day League in March, losing to Claremont-Nedlands.