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Bud Walder Medal

The Bud Walder Medal

 

From season 2014/15 a new voting system was implemented. Voting for the Walder Medal is conducted by all players in the team, immediately after each home-and-away match, with three votes awarded for the player they believed to have been the best on the ground, two votes for the second best player and one vote for the third best player in the game, in their opinion. If two or more players finish tied for first in the vote count, they are joint-winners.

About Bud Walder

 

A brilliant leg spin bowler and capable middle order batsman. 'Bud' Walder is a 5 time club champion, former captain/coach, represented the VSDCA side on many occasions and is a VSDCA 200 club member. He was awarded Life Membership in 1979 and is still a staunch supporter and a very popular member of the Balwyn Cricket Club.


Buddy gained VSDCA Life Membership in 2019 and the inaugural Walder Medal was awarded in season 2002/03 to Rohan 'Hound' Fitzgerald.

 

Medal Winners


Multiple Winners

 

Mitch Carey - 2013/2014 & 2018/2019
Brendan Joyce - 2005/2006 & 2006/2007
Peter Harper - 2007/2008 & 2008/2009
Michael Letcher - 2010/2011 & 2012/2013


Walder Medal History

 

The history of the Medal from seasons 2014/15 to present:

Most Votes


A list of the most votes across this phase of the Walder Medal.

# Name Votes
1 Carey, Mitch 718
2 Letcher, Michael 516
3 Young, Alex 466
4 Bell, David 451
5 Duckworth, Steve 442
6 Lowrie, James 441
7 Murphy, Liam 411
8 Kennon, Clinton 403
9 Janes, Adam 388
10 Jones, Matt 370
11 Greene, Dom 350
12 Fitzpatrick, Lachlan 346
13 Houston, Will 331
14 Kiker, Geoff 332
15 Jacob, Jacob 291

Seasons over 100 Votes


5 times

Carey, Mitch - '15, '16, '17, '18, '19

3 times
Bell, David - '16, '17, '18
Duckworth, Steve - '17, '18, '19
Lowrie, James - '15, '16, '19
Murphy, Liam - '15, '16, '17

2 times
Greene, Dom - '17, '19
Jones, Matt - '16, '17
Letcher, Michael - '15, '19
Polkinghorne, Tom - '18, '19



*bold -
Walder Medal winner


440 Votes Club


Bell, David
Carey, Mitch
Duckworth, Steve
Letcher, Michael
Lowrie, James
Young, Alex
 

The history of the Medal from seasons 2002/03 to 2013/14: 

During this period of 12 season voting for the Walder Medal was conducted by the Captains, immediately after each home-and-away match. With 3 votes awarded for the player they believed to have been the best on the ground, 3 votes for the second best player and 1 vote for the third best player on the day, in their opinion. If two or more players finish tied for first in the overall vote count, they were awarded joint Medal winners.


Most Votes


A list of the most votes across this phase of the Walder Medal.

# Name Votes
1 Kennon, Clint 96
2 Tuohey, Michael 95
3 Oliver, Brett 94
4 Tuohey, Pat 89
5 Kiker, Geoff 87
6 Leropoulos, Bill 85
7 Boland, Damien 81
8 Silvers, Trent 80
9 Bell, David 79
10 Letcher, Michael 76
11 Lowrie, James 74
12 Janes, Paul 73
13 Jacob, Jacob 67
14 Wilks, Chris 62
15 Kerr, Jon 57

Seasons over 10 Votes


5 times

Oliver, Brett - '04, '06, '07, '08, '10

4 times
Boland, Damien - '03, '09, '10, '13
Hailey, Nick - '11, '12, '13, '14
Janes, Paul - '03, '04, '06, '08
Kennon, Clint - '04, '06, '08, '13
Kiker, Geoff - '03, '06, '12, '13
Letcher, Michael - '06, '11, '13, '14
Lowrie, James - '08, '09, '12, '14
Tuohey, Michael - '03, '09, '12, '14

3 times
Hanley, Ben - '10, '11, '13
Harper, Pepe - '07, '08, '09
Jacob, Jacob - '09, '11, '13
Leropoulos, Bill - '04, '07, '09
McLeod, Ben - '08, '09, '10
Silvers, Trent - '04, '08, '09
Tuohey, Pat - '07, '10, '11

*bold -
Walder Medal winner


50 Votes Club


Bell, David
Boland, Damien
Hailey, Nick
Jacob, Jacob
Janes, Paul
Kennon, Clint
Kerr, Jon
Kiker, Geoff
Leropoulos, Bill
Letcher, Michael
Lowrie, James
Oliver, Brett
Sheehan, James
Silvers, Trent
Tuohey, Michael
Tuohey, Pat
Wilks, Chris
 
Bud Walder Medal

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GRADE RND DATE HOME TEAM   AWAY TEAM
VSDCA:North/East 1st XI 13 2 Mar 19
Balwyn
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Ivanhoe
VSDCA:North/East 2nd XI 13 2 Mar 19
Ivanhoe
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Balwyn
VSDCA:South/East 3rd XI 13 2 Mar 19
Balwyn
   def by  
Moorabbin
VSDCA:South/East 3rd XI SF 9 Mar 19
10 Mar 19
Bayswater
   def by  
Balwyn
VSDCA:South/East 3rd XI PF 16 Mar 19
17 Mar 19
Brighton
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Balwyn
VSDCA:South/East 3rd XI GF 23 Mar 19
24 Mar 19
Oakleigh
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Balwyn
VSDCA:South/East 4th XI 13 2 Mar 19
Moorabbin
   def by  
Balwyn
ECA:Under 12C RK Wilkins 14 2 Mar 19
Mont Albert
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Balwyn
ECA:Under 10 Blue 14 2 Mar 19
Ashwood Blue
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Balwyn