Melville’s Mark Turner pipped for Olly Cooley Medal

Melville’s Mark Turner pipped for Olly Cooley Medal

MELVILLE quick Mark Turner finished joint second in the Olly Cooley Medal count after scooping both the bowling average and aggregate awards.

The medal count for the best player in first grade WA Premier Cricket was held at the WACA Ground’s Boundary Room last week, voted by the umpires on a 3-2-1 basis in each regular season game.

Turner was beaten to the medal by just one vote by joint winners Stuart Walters (batsman, Midland-Guildford) and Brendon Diamanti (all-rounder, Rockingham-Mandurah).

Turner topped the 2015-16 competition charts with 44 wickets at an average of just 12.39.

The promising young pace bowler was impressive in a disappointing season, which saw Melville miss finals, and continues to improve after taking 33 wickets in 2014-15 and 28 wickets in 2013-14.

He was also awarded the Rising Star Award and was selected in the competition’s team of the year, alongside Melville opener Luke Towers.