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.

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2018/19 winner Shane Wood with Paul Keep
Paul Keep Cricketer of the Year Winners

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