Jon Nicoll wins fourth Lawrence Medal

Wagga City star Jon Nicoll recorded another massive win in the Brian Lawrence Medal count on Wednesday.

FOUR IN A ROW: Jon Nicoll scored a big win in the Brian Lawrence Medal count at the Commercial Club on Wednesday night, his fourth in four seasons.

FOUR IN A ROW: Jon Nicoll scored a big win in the Brian Lawrence Medal count at the Commercial Club on Wednesday night, his fourth in four seasons.

The allrounder claimed a record fourth best and fairest nod, polling 28 votes to finish 12 clear of his rivals.

Kooringal Colts newcomer Max Hillier and South Wagga captain Joel Robinson finished tied for second, both with 16.

Hillier loomed as he major rival halfway through the count, trailing the Cats coach by only three votes with five rounds to go.

However, Nicoll picked up a five and two fours in the next three matched to solidify his place in the Wagga Cricket record books.

Last season he joined Bruce Mathew, Mark Grigg and Luke Oakley in winning the medal three times, and the first in consecutive seasons, but is now in a league of his own.

Nicoll was also the competition’s leading runscorer and was just pipped by St Michaels paceman Dave Garness in the wicket taking ranks.

Garness claimed 20 wickets, one more than Nicoll.

Nicoll was also named representative player of the year after representing NSW at the Australian Country Championships.

Hillier didn’t go home empty handed, claiming the Under 19 Player of the Year Award.

Wagga RSL' Josh Staines and Wagga City’s Max Harper were named joint winners of the renamed Junior Male of the Year.

The Cats’ Rachel Trenaman, who made her NSW Breakers debut this season, was named Junior Female of the Year.