Thatscricket - News - Cox wins Sheffield Shield player award

Published: Friday, March 23, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Sydney: Tasmanian captain Jamie Cox won the Sheffield Shield player of the series award, the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Friday. Cox polled 24 votes, with Western Australia's Simon Katich second on 23 votes. Victorian Brad Hodge finished third with 20. Playing all 10 games of the Shield season, Cox scored his second-highest domestic first-class season aggregate of 1,070 runs at an average of 66.88.The right-hander hit five centuries, including a highest score of 160 against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in February.The 31-year-old became the leading run-scorer for Tasmania in first-class cricket when he overtook former Australian top-order batsman David Boon (9,096 runs) during the year.

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