An we finally get to the big award for the night, the WCC player of the year. Defending champion M Hayden of Queensland this season ran equal 13th so we have a new winner, who will it be? Running in the top three for the second straight year is M Muralitharan, the Kandurata spinner gained 15 points to finish in third place, just one vote behind our winner. Our top two have finished equal on points so for the first time ever it comes down to man of the match votes, finishing second is Titans batsman A Holland with 16 votes and 2 man of the matches. Holland lead the Titans batting line up superbly all year and deserves this recognition. And finally to our winner, with 1304 runs @ 81.50 in First Class and 395 runs @ 43.89 in one day cricket the winner is Cobras captain G Smith. Polling 16 votes he wins the award due to his 5 man of the match performances. A huge effort from the inspirtational captain.
That brings us to the end of the awards for this season, we wish luck to the teams competing in the upcoming play off matches and hopes everyone enjoys the excitement of the all star series thats also not far away.