WHEN you look at what Jackson Coote has achieved this season it’s no surprise he was named the 2010-11 Orange District Cricket Association Cricketer of the Year.
Coote was presented with the trophy on the weekend after the final calculations had been done.
The Orange City paceman had a memorable season where he featured in representative teams, including the NSW Country Colts.
Coote said being named the Cricketer of the Year was something special.
“I’m very happy,” Coote said.
“I”m very proud to win, especially when I’m so young.”
The 19-year-old had a busy season and his representative commitments, as well as injury, meant he only played eight first grade games for Orange City.
He still managed to take seven wickets for City at an average of 22.57.
In the under 21s level he represented Orange, Western Zone and NSW Country.
He was also successful at the open level, helping Orange to the final eight of the SCG Country Cup, but was unable to play in the carnival due to injury.
The left-arm quick was also a member of the Mitchell open side and represented Western Zone at the NSW Country Championships in Tamworth.
“It was one of my best seasons,” Coote said.
“Making Country topped everything and probably playing Western opens. I played Western 21s the last two years but opens was great. It’s good to make those teams because you know you’re being looked at and getting noticed.”
Coote admitted he would like to play in Sydney one day but he has just started a degree in PE teaching, so plans to stay in Orange for a few more years.
He still has two more seasons in the colts competition and is hoping he can repeat his representative success in 2011-12.
Cavaliers captain Richie Venner was runner-up for the Cricketer of the Year award, with Orange City’s Shaun Grenfell third.