CRICKET

Ed Cowan wins NSW cricket award

Ed Cowan wins NSW cricket award
Cricket player Ed Cowan has won the Steve Waugh Medal, the top male cricket award in NSW.

Resurgent former Test cricket opener Ed Cowan has capped off a superb domestic campaign by winning the Steve Waugh Medal the major male cricket award in NSW.

Cowan 34, was the highest run scorer in Sheffield Shield this season, tallying 959 at 73.76, the best aggregate and average of his his 12-season Shield career and also won the NSW Blues Shield player of the tournament.

Southern Stars' wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy won the Belinda Clarke Medal, the premier female award in NSW cricket after starring in front and behind the stumps.

Healy's 479 runs was third overall in the WBBL and complemented her competition-high i7 dismissals (nine catches and eight stumpings), five more than any other wicketkeeper.

Healy was also named the Sydney Sixers WBBL player of the tournament.

AAP