Paul Keep Cricketer of the Year

The Cricketer of the Year award is named after Paul Keep. Paul played from 1988 to  2005 mostly as 1st grade captain and coach of the club. He won the cricketer of the year award 9 times over 11 seasons in 1st grade and thus the award was named in his honour. He was an opening swing bowler who could move the ball both ways. He took 306 wkts over 134 matches at an average of 20.36 taking 5 wickets in an innings 11 times. You could never get the ball out of his hands, thus he got the nickname of Crowbar (it would take a crowbar to get the ball out of his hands). His batting was exceptional as a middle order batsman and he could win games on his own in a matter of a few overs. He scored 3503 runs over 141 innings at an average of 25.76 scoring 3 centuries and 18 fifties, his highest score of 130no vs Kenwick in 1988 while batting at No 9 coming in with the score at 8/94 he put on 120 with No 10 and another 66 with No 11. He was also a fantastic slip fieldsman taking 46 catches and to boot, a brilliant captain. Paul was made a life member of the Tigers in 2007.

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Paul Keep with another Cannington Legend Phillip McLean.

This award goes to the cricketer who accumulates the most points earned over the season from batting, bowling and fielding. Extra points are given to players who make 50 or 100, take 5 wickets or more in a match and run out a player with a direct hit. 

Paul Keep Cricketer of the Year Winners

2020 / 2021 Joseph Wijayamuni
2019 / 2020 Vijay Kumar 2018 / 2019 Shane Wood 2017 / 2018 Vijay Kumar 2016 / 2017 Waqas Khan 2015 / 2016 Vijay Kumar 2014 / 2015 Stuart Riseley 2013 / 2014 Corey Dugan 2012 / 2013 Simon Jorgensen 2011 / 2012 Karamjeet Singh 2010 / 2011 Aaron Dyer 2009 / 2010 Josh Taylor 2008 / 2009 Stuart Riseley 2007 / 2008 Mark Delamere 2006 / 2007 Steve Ambler 2005 / 2006 Alan Walters 2004 / 2005 Peter Brown 2003 / 2004 David Watterston 2002 / 2003 John Downing 2001 / 2002 Steve O'Neil 2000 / 2001 Denis Todd 1999 / 2000 Denis Todd 1998 / 1999 Paul Keep 1997 / 1998 Alec Lacey 1996 / 1997 Paul Keep 1995 / 1996 Paul Keep 1994 / 1995 Paul Keep 1993 / 1994 Paul Keep 1992 / 1993 Paul Keep 1991 / 1992 Paul Keep 1990 / 1991 Eddy Stanik 1989 / 1990 Paul Keep 1988 / 1989 Paul Keep 1987 / 1988 Kim Sidebottom 1986 / 1987 Paul Forde 1985 / 1986 Eddie Stanik 1984 / 1985 David Watterston 1983 / 1984 Don Barendrecht 1982 / 1983 John Short 1981 / 1982 John Boon 1980 / 1981 Giggs Aiberti 1979 / 1980 Ted Leagas