Diener wins Mosey Medal

SANDY Creek cricketer Jamie Diener was honoured at the recent Barossa & Light Cricket Association presentation night, as he was awarded the John L. Mosey Medal for the competition’s best and fairest A1 player.
The Cockatoos all-rounder had a stellar 2017/18 season, making 574 runs and taking 25 wickets.
However, the 21-year-old wasn’t satisfied with his year personally.
“It was pretty surprising, because I didn’t have the best year with the ball,” Diener said.
“It was definitely unexpected, I went there not knowing anything about it.”
Sandy Creek had its struggles in the off-season, and was predicted by some to be relegated to the A1-reserves after an exodus of personnel.
However, the Cockies rallied and finished as semi-finalists, much to Diener’s delight.
“From the start of the season, when we lost all of those players who had been around for a while, everyone was saying we’d get relegated,” he said.
“No-one had faith in us, but everyone pulled together and did their thing.
“It was an awesome year.”
Following his Mosey Medal win, the Sandy Creek star said he was grateful for the club’s support throughout the past 12 months.
“Sandy Creek has helped me a lot this year,” he said.
“The support they’ve given me throughout the year with all my state tournaments and helping me with funding for my Australian trip has been fantastic.
“Every one of the Sandy Creek blokes are awesome, and I’d like to thank Simon (Longman) as well, he’s been great.”

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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