Back-to-back Menzies medals for Walter

Corey Walter in action. 163587

Collendina captain Corey Walter capped off a fairytale season by winning his third Ray Menzies Medal.
Walter won the medal as the best player in the Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association for the second consecutive season after leading his side to a thrilling premiership victory against Barwon Heads.
Walter won the award in the final round from Barwon Heads’ skipper Sam Schaller. Walter and Schaller were locked on 10 votes, each heading into the final round, but with the Heads’ having the bye and Walter scoring a ton, it was enough to give the all-rounder the medal with Anglesea’s Ned Cooper and Collendina’s Andy Higgins tying for third.
Walter made 535 runs in the home and away season at an average of 66.88 and also took 16 wickets and was named captain of the team of the season. Ocean Grove’s Michael Kenneady and Higgins were also named.
Collendina’s Michael Godfrey won the B grade batting award with 387 runs at an average of 48.38.