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.
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.
Mitch Carey - 2013/2014 & 2018/2019
Brendan Joyce - 2005/2006 & 2006/2007
Peter Harper - 2007/2008 & 2008/2009
Michael Letcher - 2010/2011 & 2012/2013
The history of the Medal from seasons 2014/15 to present:
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.