The Alan Davidson Award is the highest, most prestigious and most coveted award annually presented by the Club. Instituted for one of the Magpies’ greatest ever players, this award is conferred on the player deemed by the Committee to have best fulfilled the criteria of demeanour, dress, team spirit, sportsmanship, performance, punctuality and conscientiousness.
2015 - 2016 : Nick Cutler
In his first season with the Club, Nick Cutler is a deserving winner of the 2015-16 AK Davidson Player of the Year.
21 year old Nick hails from the NSW North Coast and joined Wests in 2015-16 after three seasons with St George DCC. He enjoyed an excellent debut season with the Magpies, scoring 705 runs @ 37.11 in all competitions, which included 360 runs in 1st Grade at the outstanding average of 45.0.
Nick is a quiet achiever who goes about his cricket in a thoroughly professional way. He quickly became a popular member of the playing group and his attitude to training and his preparation on match day was exemplary. He has an elegant batting technique which has drawn comparisons with a young Michael Clarke - high praise indeed! His fielding was also impressive and, understandably, the Club has high hopes for him for the seasons ahead.
Congratulations Nick on winning the Club's most coveted award.