Sam Bartlett takes home Ken Gibbs medal in return to MDCA

Sam Bartlett claimed the 2018-19 Maryborough District Cricket Association A grade Ken Gibbs medal at the league awards on Wednesday night.

In a triumphant return to the league, Maryborough’s Sam Bartlett has taken out local cricket’s highest honour by claiming the 2018-19 Maryborough District Cricket Association (MDCA) A grade Ken Gibbs medal.

Bartlett claimed the top prize by just one point over last season’s medalist and league president, Mark Allen on Wednesday night.

Starting his cricketing journey at MKM as a junior, Bartlett has appeared on the lists of North Ballarat, Carisbrook and most recently Castlemaine, before pulling on the whites for the Maryborough Cricket Club this season.

“It’s good to be back. I love playing in the Maryborough league,” Bartlett said post-win at the MDCA cricket awards.

“It’s my first time (winning the league award) and it’s a great feeling to win it in Ken’s honour. I was just lucky to have a good year.”

Bartlett appeared in all 11 games for Maryborough this season, making 555 runs, including a massive 119-run performance in round eight and claiming 15 wickets.

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