This award is given in honour of the achievements of Wests’ premier run scorer. The winner of this award is the player who scored the most runs in the Sydney Grade Competition in the season irrespective of the amount of times he took to the crease.
Nick Cutler wins the Bob Simpson Award for Most Grade Runs for Western Suburbs after an exceptional season with the bat in both 1st. and 2nd. Grades.
Nick came to the Club this season in hope of greater opportunities in senior grades after receiving limited opportunity at his previous Club. Suffice to say, Nick proved more than capable of higher grade cricket, finishing the season with 524 runs @ 40.31, to lead all run scorers at Western Suburbs.
Nick started in 2nd. Grade but was quickly given a spot in the 1st. Grade batting line up with the intention of stabilising the middle order. Incredibly, Nick's performances actually improved once in 1st. Grade, where he finished the season with 360 runs @ 45.00.
Nick has been a fantastic addition to the Club and is now an integral part of the 1st. Grade batting line up. Congratulations on an outstanding year, Nick!