Isakka claims prestigious award

Winner: Jackson Isakka. Picture: NT Cricket
Winner: Jackson Isakka. Picture: NT Cricket

Jackson Isakka's red-hot winter has seen him claim Darwin Cricket's most prestigious award: the Ralph Weise Medal.

The Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts all-rounder finished with 15 points in the medal count to share the award - named after Northern Territory cricket stalwart Ralph Weis - with Hobart Hurricanes contracted player Josh Kann.

Jackson Isakka receives his award from Ralph Weise. Picture: NT Cricket

Jackson Isakka receives his award from Ralph Weise. Picture: NT Cricket

The 20-year-olds stellar Darwin domestic season for Southern Districts yielded four 100s, two 50s and he also ended the season with 17 wickets.

His good form saw him take home the Premier Grade Club Cricketer of the Year award, as well as the batting average (83.1) and batting aggregate (739 runs) titles. Not surprisingly he was also was named in the team of the year.

A groin injury suffered in the Men's Strike League T20 tournament meant the former Westfields Sports High School student missed Southern Districts' grand final win at the weekend.

Earlier in the winter, the Leumeah resident helped Desert Blaze win the Men's Strike League One Day Series. He was also a stand out performer with bat and ball for the Northern Territory Strike in NT Top End Series.

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