New Zealander Sophie Devine swept the major women’s awards at the South Australian Cricket Association’s night of nights to cap off stellar campaigns in both the Women’s National Cricket League and Women’s Big Bash League.

Mennie, who won his first Dansie Medal in 2015-16, polled 140 votes to hold off batsman Callum Ferguson (126 votes) and a fast-finishing Nick Winter in third with 122 votes.

The 29-year-old paceman was crowned the JLT One-Day Cup Player of the Year as the West End Redbacks’ top wicket-taker of the tournament and claimed another 30 wickets during the JLT Sheffield Shield season on his way to SACA’s highest individual honour.

Highlights from Joe Mennie's brilliant summer

Allrounder Devine scored 342 runs at an average of 57 for the Statewide Super SA Scorpions to win the prestigious Andrea McCauley Trophy by five votes from emerging allrounder Tahlia McGrath.

The big-hitting Kiwi was also named the Adelaide Strikers’ WBBL Most Valuable Player. Devine was the team’s equal-leading wicket-taker in WBBL|03 with 17 scalps along with 355 runs and played a vital role in steering the Strikers to their maiden WBBL semi-final.

Sophie Devine claimed the Andrea McCauley Trophy

Fellow international Rashid Khan earned the Strikers’ BBL MVP title after a superb debut Big Bash season. The teenage leg-spinner was the tournament’s top wicket-taker with 18 scalps and had the best economy rate (5.65) of any player to bowl more than four overs.

Winter’s dream start to his first-class career was rewarded with the Barry Jarman Most Improved Trophy as well as the Lord Hampden Trophy after receiving the most votes during the Shield season. The 24-year-old claimed 34 wickets from just five matches including four five-wicket hauls.

Consistent batsman Ferguson added to his growing list of accolades by taking out both the one-day and first-classing batting awards. The 33-year-old made more than 1,000 runs across both formats and was the top Shield runscorer of the regular season.

Young wicketkeeper Harry Nielsen received the Barry “Nugget” Rees Award recognising passion, humility, honesty, integrity, teamwork and respect for the game of cricket. Nielsen scored a sparkling century in his Sheffield Shield debut for South Australia and also earned a Big Bash debut with the Adelaide Strikers.

Tabatha Saville’s breakout summer earned her the WNCL Most Improved award. She made a crucial half-century on debut against Western Australia and contributed 107 runs in four innings.

A look back at SACA's huge summer of cricket

ALL THE AWARD WINNERS

State Indigenous Player of the Year - Jack Coppins
Awarded to the best player for South Australia at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships.

Toyota Futures League batting award - Kelvin Smith
Awarded to the leading runscorer for South Australia in the Toyota Futures League for the 2017-18 season. Smith made 397 runs (49.62 average and a high score of 138).

Toyota Futures League bowling award - Luke Robins
Awarded to the leading wicket-taker in the Toyota Futures League for the 2017-18 season. Robins took 31 wickets (BBI of 6/31 and an average of 17.06).

U18 Female Player of the Carnival (Shelley Nitschke Trophy) - Rachel Church
Church was captain and the leading runscorer and for the SA U18 team this season with 183 runs.

U17 Male AE Smith Trophy batting award - Thomas Kelly
Kelly was the leading runscorer for SA at the U17 Nationals Championships held in Queensland with 313 runs (44.71 average and a high score of 108*).

U17 Men’s AE Smith Trophy bowling award – William Bowering
Bowering was the leading wicket-taker for SA at the U17 Nationals Championships held in Queensland with 13 wickets (4/41 BBI and an average of 22.62).

U19 Men’s Major General Symes Trophy batting award – Bailey Capel
Capel scored the most runs for SA at the U19 Nationals Championships held in Tasmania with 204 runs (29.14 average and a high score of 57).

U19 Men’s Major General Symes Trophy bowling award – Lloyd Pope
Pope took the most wickets for SA at the U19 Nationals Championships held in Tasmania with 15 wickets (4/13 BBI and an average of 17.13).           

Peter Wang Award – Tom O’Connell
Recognises a youth squad cricketer who displays excellent cricket ability, high work ethic, admirable team loyalty, distinguished character and respect for the spirit of the game.

JLT One-Day Cup Trophy batting award – Callum Ferguson
Scored the most runs for SA at the JLT One-Day Cup with 358 runs (44.75 average and a high score of 169).

JLT One-Day Cup Trophy bowling award – Joe Mennie
Was the equal-leading wicket taker at the JLT One-Day Cup with 13 wickets (5/36 BBI and an average of 22.54).

JLT One-Day Cup Player of the Year  - Joe Mennie
As voted by all the West End Redbacks during the JLT One-Day Cup

WNCL batting award - Sophie Devine
Scored the most runs for SA during the 2017-18 Women’s National Cricket League with 342 runs (57 average and a high score of 117).

WNCL bowling award – Samantha Betts
Claimed the most wickets for SA during the 2017-18 Women’s National Cricket League with 9 wickets (3/21 BBI and an average of 20.44).

WNCL Most Improved - Tabatha Saville
Awarded to the South Australian cricketer under 25 years of age, who has displayed significant improvement in their cricket ability, a high work ethic, team loyalty, distinguished character and respect for the game during the past 12 months.

WBBL batting award - Suzie Bates
Scored the most runs for the Adelaide Strikers during WBBL|03 with 420 runs (32.31 average and a high score of 102).

WBBL bowling award - Sophie Devine
Claimed the most wickets for the Adelaide Strikers during WBBL|03 with 17 wickets (2/10 BBI and an average of 17.52).

WBBL Adelaide Strikers MVP - Sophie Devine
Awarded to the most outstanding cricketer for the Adelaide Strikers in WBBL|03 as voted by the players.

Andrea McCauley Trophy - Sophie Devine - 101 votes
Awarded to the most outstanding cricketer in the Women’s National Cricket League as voted by the players.

BBL batting award – Alex Carey
Scored the most runs for the Adelaide Strikers during BBL|07 with 443 runs (49.22 average and a high score of 100).

BBL bowling award – Rashid Khan
Claimed the most wickets for the Adelaide Strikers during BBL|07 with 18 wickets (3/20 BBI and an average of 5.65).

BBL Adelaide Strikers MVP – Rashid Khan
Awarded to the most outstanding cricketer for the Adelaide Strikers in BBL|07 as voted by the players.

Barry “Nugget” Rees Award – Harry Nielsen
Awarded to the player who annually displays passion for South Australia and South Australian cricket, humility, honesty and integrity, team work and respect for the game of cricket. 

James Irwin – First-Class batting trophy – Callum Ferguson
Scored the most runs for SA during the 2017-18 JLT Sheffield Shield season with 780 runs (48.75 average and a high score of 182*).

First-Class bowling trophy - Nick Winter
Claimed the most wickets for SA during the 2017-18 JLT Sheffield Shield season with 34 wickets (5/48 BBI and an average of 19.70).

Barry Jarman Most Improved trophy -  Nick Winter
Awarded to the South Australian cricketer under 25 years of age, who has displayed significant improvement in their cricket ability, a high work ethic, team loyalty, distinguished character and respect for the game during the past 12 months.

Lord Hampden Trophy – Nick Winter
Awarded to the player who accumulates the most votes for all matches during the JLT Sheffield Shield season.

Neil Dansie Medal – Joe Mennie – 140 votes
Awarded to the most outstanding South Australian male cricketer across all forms of the game taking into account performance, competitiveness, team spirit and work ethic. It is named after the patriarch of South Australian cricket - Neil Dansie OAM. Affectionately known as ‘Nodder’, Neil has made an immeasurable contribution to sport in South Australia and has been involved in cricket in this State for more than 65 years.