Jenny Wallace narrowly misses out on Karen Read Medal at women’s cricket awards

Jenny Wallace and Renee Chappell headlined a successful night for Melville Storm at the women’s WACA awards night.
Jenny Wallace and Renee Chappell headlined a successful night for Melville Storm at the women’s WACA awards night.

MIDLAND-GUILDFORD batswoman Elyse Villani narrowly beat out Melville’s Jenny Wallace for the 2015-16 Karen Read Medal at Wednesday’s awards night at the WACA.

Read was on hand to present the medal for the best player in the WACA Female A Grade and T20 competitions, voted on a 3-2-1 basis per game, with Villani winning by two votes.

Villani finished with 18 votes, ahead of Wallace and Subiaco Floreat’s Nicole Bolton (16 votes), with South Perth’s Alex Rogers fourth on 14 votes.

Melville spinner Renee Chappell won the A Grade 50 Over bowling aggregate award, along with the A Grade T20 bowling aggregate and A Grade T20 Champion Player gongs.

Melville also claimed the Female Champion Club award, while Storm player-coach Wallace earning the Female Club Coach of the Year gong.

The accolades kept coming in the Female Team of the Year where Melville trio Emma Biss, Meg Thompson and Chappell all earned selection.

Thompson was also named the Under-18s Player of the Year while emerging talent Kailey Wheatcroft took out the Under-15s Player of the Year award.