Pickers lead Player of the Year counts after eight rounds

Under-19s Cherrypicker Tom Jenkins goes in for a try against Albury at Alfred Oval. He's leading the Player of the Year count after eight rounds. Photo: Bec Goodlock
Under-19s Cherrypicker Tom Jenkins goes in for a try against Albury at Alfred Oval. He's leading the Player of the Year count after eight rounds. Photo: Bec Goodlock

A number of Young Cherrypickers across Group Nine grades are in the running for Player of the Year awards.

Tom Jenkins is leading the count in the under-19s competition with 18 points after eight rounds.

Jenkins is joined on the leaderboard by Jonty Langfield, Jacob Lucas and Nic Hall as the under-19s have won six of eight games this season.

Under-17s player Blake Coombes is joint-leader with Temora's Billy Reardon with the pair locked on 22 points after eight rounds.

Cherrypicker Ben Baker also features on the leaderboard with 17 points.

Laura Eastlake, who has 20 best and fairest points, is running second behind leader Emily Perrot from Temora on 32 in the ladies' league-tag competition.

Chloe Muggleton is also in the hunt with 10 points.

In reserve grade, last year's Player of the Year Matt Murray is again looming as a contender with 27 points so far this year.

He's only four points behind Wagga Brothers gun Brad Cain. Young's Nick Bush has 14 points.

James Luff from Gundagai Tiger is leading the first grade Player of the Year with 22 points. Sam Langford is the closest Cherrypicker behind with 10 points.

This Saturday, all grades except under-17s (bye) will play at Cootamundra.

First grade, reserves and league-tag will meet the Bulldogs while under-19s play Southcity.

First grade is aiming to respond from a six point loss to Albury in their last outing.