May 27th is not only the 147th day of the year, for this year it also hosted the Gasometer Quokkas Best & Fairest Night; The Gownlows. While the night might not get the same media attention as other sporting awards nights, not that any come to mind, but it certainly allows us to celebrate all things Quokka cricket.
This years night started with the MC of the night, The Big Dog, giving a detailed explanation of what went on in our Tour to Sri Lanka last season, making several of the players wish for less painful memories; a visit to the Dentist perhaps?
With the overview done, MC Dog launched into the season review, sensibly starting with Round 1 and moving chronologically from there. Where match Captains were present, they were given the opportunity to read out their votes for each game, so long as The Rev had agreed to the votes allocated.
MC Dog took an early lead in the votes and, much like his beloved Hawthorn Hawks, managed to hold on to win his first B&F despite late challenges from J Rod and Ed. Ed did take some consolation by winning the Most Runs award, while MC Dog also took out the Most Wickets award by pipping The Rev. Its no wonder the club only won 2 games with The Rev and Dog being the leading wicket takers.
Other notable award winners included:
- Best Match Report (awarded by Local): Local, Someone
- Darragh O’Donovan Bravery Award: Nickname AW
- Best on Tour: MC Dog (his wheelbarrow was pretty full by the end of the night)
- Best at the Big Day Not Out: Snipper
- Worst at the Big Day Not Out: Bowl’en and his 10 litre bag of goon
- Biggest 6: Tuesday (scored), Ed (conceded)
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone present and otherwise for a great season. Here’s looking forward to 2017/18!