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Joel Cross claims his fourth Knuckey Cup

Joel Cross claims his fourth Knuckey Cup

8 October 2019

Joel Cross cleans up at the 2019 Knuckey Cup after another steller season.

The two time Magarey Medallist and now four time Knuckey Cup winner cemented his place as one of the best players of the modern day on Saturday night. 

The silky mover banked up 113 votes to finish five votes ahead of Joseph Haines who's break out season earned him a deserved second place. 

This marks the fourth time Cross has taken home South Adelaide's highest individual award, having won it in 2011, '15 and '16. 

Having played more minutes up forward this year, Cross also took home the leading goal kicker with 26 goals, along with the Milestone Chemicals Players player and Onsite Rental Group Fans MVP as voted by his teammates and the Panther supporters respectively. 

The evening started with four South Adelaide champions being inducted into the South Adelaide Hall of Fame, followed by Job Colwell taking out the J.L. Brown Trophy as the Reserves Best & Fairest after a great season at Reserves level.

After a great campaign, Nick Kraemer was named the 2019 Under-18 Best and Fairest. His play was a key factor in seeing the Panther juniors return to finals action in 2019.

Congratulations to all the award winners on their outstanding achievements. 

View a full photo gallery of the night. See below for a full list of award winners and leader boards from all grades:

Senior Award Winners

Knuckey Cup (Best & Fairest)
Joel Cross

Mark Rawlins Memorial Trophy (Runner-Up Best & Fairest) 
Joseph Haines

Third Best & Fairest
Abe Davis

J.L. Brown Trophy (Reserves Best & Fairest)
Job Colwell

Reserves Runner-Up Best & Fairest
Sam Whitbread

Onsite Rental Group Fans MVP
Joel Cross

Milestone Chemicals Players' Player Award
Joel Cross

League Trademark Award
Brad Crabb

Flinders University League Most Improved Player
Hayden Sampson

League Leading Goalkicker
Joel Cross (26 goals)

Reserves Trademark Award
Jesse Mckinnon

Dr Jim Harley/Frank Brown Memorial Trophy (Best Clubman)
Alex Cailotto

David Kantilla Memorial Trophy (Best First Year League Player)
Reece Milsom

Junior Award Winners

Best & Fairest
Nick Kraemer

Runner-Up Best & Fairest
Max Clifton

Third Best & Fairest
Liam Hamilton

Leading Goalkicker
Daniel Sladojevic (31 goals)

Flinders University Most Improved
Hayden Kernahan

Finals MVP
Damon Freitag

Colin & Peter Haines Trophy (Best Junior Clubman)
Aaron Douglass

Fred & Mavis Whitwell Trophy (U18 Rising Star)
Zac Dumesny

Knuckey Cup Leader Board

1. Joel Cross - 113
2. Joseph Haines - 108
3. Abe Davis - 107
4. Matt Rose - 102
5. Nick Liddle - 101
6. Brad Crabb - 98
7. Malcolm Karpany - 97
8. Tyson Brown - 95
9. Jake Summerton - 91
10. Sam Overall - 82

Knuckey Cup voting: following each game, South Adelaide's senior coaches grade every player on a scale of 0-10 based on their performance during that game. The player who polls the most total votes throughout the season is declared the winner of the Knuckey Cup.

Reserves Leader Board

1. Job Colwell - 82
2. Sam Whitbread - 81
3. Danny Juckers - 78
3. Bailey Snelling - 78
5. Brett Kennedy - 77
6. Jesse McKinnon - 74
7. Tate Lovering - 70
8. Jaidan Kappler - 60
8. Cameron McGree - 60
10. Darnell Tucker - 59
10.Reece Milsom - 59

Under-18 Leader Board

1. Nick Kraemer - 57
2. Max Clifton - 50
3. Liam Hamilton - 41
4. Tyler Oliver - 40
5. Aaron Douglass - 39
6. Zac Dumesny - 39
7. Mitchell Riddle - 32
8. Damon Freitag - 31
9. Lachlan Williams - 29
10. Daniel Sladojevic - 27
10. Harry Spacie - 27

Season Review - League (all videos available on Youtube)

Season Review - Under-18

About the Author:Jonathon Parker

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