PORTLAND Tigers captain Dennis O’Loughlin was a runaway winner in the Portland and District Cricket Association A grade cricketer of year awards on Monday night.
The hard hitting all-rounder polled two best on ground performances in the final two rounds to break clear and win by six votes in what had been a close count, finishing on 17.
Runner up in the cricketer of the year was South Portland all-rounder Brian Marshall, who polled 11 votes.
O’Loughlin’s win was set up with a strong start to the season, polling two best on ground performances in the first five rounds – the only two games he played in that period, before charging home late in the season with 11 votes in the final five rounds.
Batting in the top order, O’Loughlin scored 446 runs this season, while his off-spin netted him 20 wickets at an average of just 7.2.
The strength of his bowling was highlighted in the semi final on the weekend when he bowled 30 overs for six wickets.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Portland Observer.