The Olly Cooley Medal is the leading individual award in the WADCC District Cricket Competition. The medal has been awarded to the fairest and best player in the WACA First Grade competition since 1976-77. This hotly contested medal has seen the likes of A.C Voges, P. C. Worthington, A. J. Stewart, K. J. Hagdorn, T. J. Prindiville and many more greats of the game win the highly decorated honour.
Voting for the Olly Cooley Medal is conducted by the umpires appointed to each First Grade fixture. Immediately after each match the umpires together decide in their opinion who was the best and fairest on ground using the 3, 2, 1 voting system.
The Olly Cooley Medal count, traditionally held on the Monday before the weekend of WACA/ WADCC District Cricket Grand Finals, is the social highlight of the WACA and WACUA calendar with a long and strong tradition of dramatic vote-counts.
The Olly Cooley Medal derives its name from the late Mr. Olly Cooley who umpired in 49 first class fixtures including 34 Sheffield Shield and 178 WACA First Grade matches between 1947-48 and 1960-61. Olly is regarded as one of Australia’s greatest cricket umpires and was known as a strong supporter of the Western Australian Cricket Umpires’ Association.
|2012-13||C. Simmons||Rockingham Mandurah||15|
|1993-94||C.E. Coulsen||South Perth||17|
|1988-89||K.E. Lilly||North Perth||17|
|1985-86||D.J. Harris||Southern Districts||17|
|1984-85||W.S. Andrews||South Perth||16|
|1982-83||W.S. Andrews||South Perth||22|
|1981-82||K.J. Hagdorn||South Perth||15|
|1979-80||K.J. Prindiville||South Perth|