The Carrum Downs Cricket Club awards Medals for the Best Player of the Season in each senior side (or XIs, elevens) and the All Abilities.
Votes for each match are given in a 3, 2, 1 fashion and are typically supplied by the opposition captain. The player who accrues the most votes in a particular grade for that season wins the medal.
At the end of every season we have a function where all the counts are publicly tallied and winners are announced.
JOHN WILLINGTON MEDAL – 1ST XI
FRANK BOOKER MEDAL – 2ND XI
STEVE THOMPSON MEDAL – 3RD XI
Steve Thompson first joined the club in 1985. He was President for 21 years. He coached juniors and he played in the 1st XI until 2004. From then, he was a successful, inspirational and educational captain of the 4th XI for several years. He captained a premiership in his last season.
NOBLE MEDAL – 4TH XI
The only medal not named for an individual person but for an entire family. The Nobles had a long history of support and sacrifice for the club from the early days until recently.
TED BLACKBURN– 5TH XI
BARRY WATERFALL MEDAL – 6TH XI
Barry Waterfall was yet another top bloke. As the club has ebbed and flowed over the years, in some seasons we were only able to field 4 or 5 sides. Thus, without a 6th XI in those seasons, no medal could be awarded.
HARFORD-WATERFALL MEDAL – ALL ABILITIES XI
Named for Nathan Harford and Gordon Waterfall. CDCC has fielded an All Abilities side since 2016-17 season. They play as part of the Melbourne All Abilities Cricket Association. The guys train with the rest of the seniors and many All Abilities players also play in and contribute to our mainstream cricket teams.