Katich announced Pura Cup player of the year

March 13th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by admin  

Sydney, March 13 (IANS) New South Wales (NSW) captain Simon Katich’s stellar performance with the bat earned the former Test player the Pura Cup player of the season award Thursday. Katich won the prize by six votes over Queensland all-rounder Ashley Noffke, with NSW pacer Doug Bollinger and Victoria’s David Hussey taking the third and fourth places respectively.

South Australian batsman Matthew Elliott picked up the Ford Ranger Cup player of the year prize in his final year of interstate cricket.

Western Australia won the Benaud Spirit of Cricket Award and Steve Davis picked up Cricket Australia’s umpire award.

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