Star Wandering all-rounder Bryan Hardie has capped a superb season in A-grade, winning the major Cricketer of the Year award in the Upper Great Southern last Saturday. Meanwhile, Williams captain and country cricket legend Rodney Ford scooped the pool as the Upper Great Southern Cricket Association presented its A and B-grade awards at the conclusion of the two grand finals on Saturday. Wandering won six games this season, but Hardie was a stand-out for his side as he won the batting aggregate and Cricketer of the Year in the UGSCA A-grade competition. Hardie smashed 603 runs at an average of 65.4 to win the batting aggregate, and he also took 20 wickets to be the third-highest wicket taker in the competition and finished with 14 catches to help him land the top cricket gong. Ford had a fantastic year and led from the front for Williams as they only lost one regular-season fixture. The star all-rounder claimed the batting average, bowling aggregate and bowling average awards to round out a superb individual season. He was also named the association’s Cricketer of the Year, scoring the most points across country week and any other UGSCA representative games. Ford made 567 runs at an unbelievable average of 111.2, and claimed 24 wickets at an average of 8.33. Wandering’s Lewis Parsons was named the under-21 Cricketer of the Year. Wagin’s Drew McAuliffe was named B-grade Cricketer of the Year, while also winning the bowling aggregate gong. McAuliffe took 23 wickets at an average of 11.13, while he also made 258 runs at an average of 32.25. Towns’ Scott Fowler won the batting aggregate award after making 407 runs at an average of 37, while Harrismith’s Jamie Miller won the batting average award after averaging 137. Boddington’s Darcy Andrews won the bowling average award after taking 20 wickets at an average of 9, while Cuballing’s Cade Turner-Reid was named under-21 B-grade Cricketer of the Year.