Bulls Award Winners

IAN HEALY TROPHY

Queensland Bulls
Player of the Year

 

Despite it's long and illustrious history dating back to 1892, Queensland Cricket has only awarded a "Player of the Year" trophy since the late 1980's. Prior to that, there were trophies presented to the players with the best batting and bowling averages in Sheffield Shield matches named after former administrators JS Hutcheon and RJ Hartigan. The early player of the year awards had various sponsors, with a car on offer from 1994-95 to 1997-98. But in 1998 Queensland Cricket insituted a more traditional No.1 Player of the Year award, named in honour of former Queensland and Australian Test wicket-keeper Ian Healy.

Healy, named as the wicket-keeper in the Queensland and Australian Team of the Century, claimed a then-record 395 dismissals and 4356 runs in 119 Tests from 1988-99. But is was as much for his ground-breaking efforts inThe Ian Healy Trophy ... reshaping the psyche of the Queensland side when appointed State captain in 1992 that he was recognised in this special fashion. Long-standing observers say he introduced a fierce 'pride in the cap' mentality that brought a new-found professionalism and commitment to Bulls ranks. He changed the way they play the game, and helped give birth to the golden era that followed.  

The Ian Healy Trophy is presented, in addition to other Bulls awards, at the annual end-of-season awards dinner. Winners of this enormously prestigeous award have been:-

2012-13: Chris Hartley
2010-11: James Hopes
2009-10: Chris Hartley
2008-09: Lee Carseldine
2007-08: Ashley Noffke
2006-07: Ashley Noffke
2005-06: Andy Bichel
2004-05: James Hopes
2003-04: Stuart Law
2002-03: Michael Kasprowicz
2001-02: Jimmy Maher
2000-01: Martin Love
1999-00: Michael Kasprowicz
1998-99: Andy Bichel

Note:Please click on the name of each winner above for a summary of their award-winning season

Recorded winners of the Bulls Player of the Year prior to the inception of the Ian Healy Trophy were:-

 

1997-98: Matthew Hayden
1996-97: Michael Kasprowicz
1995-96: Michael Kasprowicz
1994-95: Trevor Barsby
1993-94: not awarded
1992-93: not awarded
1991-92: Matthew Hayden
1990-91: Stuart Law
1989-90: Carl Rackemann