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6 April, 2022

Henry Johnson takes out George Alchin Medal

Breelong Cricket Club presentation

By Supplied

Cult hero Henry Johnson has held off a fast-finishing Matt Everett to claim the inaugural awarding of the George Alchin Medal in front of a full house at Breelong Cricket Club’s annual presentation night.

The likeable off-spinner won the best and fairest vote by one point from NSW Country elect Matt Everett, who stormed home with three man-of-the-match performances during the final’s series.

It was too little too late though as Johnson (31 wickets) had a stellar season, polling in six games during the season to claim the club’s highest honour. Everett didn’t go home empty handed though as he claimed the batting aggregate and average (426 runs at 106.5) as well as the Zell Family award for most outstanding individual performance with his 113 not out against Town Services in the final.

Johnson and John Alchin shared the Johnson’s Gourmet Butchery award for the seasons bowling aggregate with 31 wickets a piece. Alchin showed that age is only a number, winning the Trevor Rogers Electrical bowling average at a miserly 7.52 runs per wicket.

Max Hannelly picked up the President’s Award for his commitment to the club both on and off the field, while captain Liam Zell couldn’t decide between Lachie Briggs and Alex Sutherland for his award, so they received one each. Johnson, Alchin, and Everett also received trophies with their match balls for outstanding efforts by taking a hat trick, 8/25, and 129 not out in the grand final respectively.

It rounded off a great season back for the club, time to have a rest for six months then let the fun begin again!

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