Stockton’s Nick Foster awarded with Josh Hazlewood Medal as the 2020-21 NSW Country Player of the Year

Nick Foster at the 2020-21 Cricket NSW Awards


NICK Foster, member of the Stockton & Northern Districts Cricket Club has been awarded with the prestigious Josh Hazlewood Medal as the 2020-21 NSW Country Cricket Player of the Year.

A spokesperson of the Stockton & Northern Districts Cricket Club said, “Nick has been a long standing Newcastle and NSW Country Representative as well as the long standing captain of Stockton & Northern Districts Cricket Club.

“This award really does cap off a fine individual season for Foster where he led Stockton & Northern Districts to the Club Championship, he once again captained Newcastle to the NSW Country Title and also Captained NSW Country for the second consecutive year.

“Nick is not only a fine ambassador for the Stockton & Northern Districts Club on a regional and state level but he is also heavily involved with coaching and youth development in the Port Stephens area meaning young people in the area really do have great opportunities to learn from one of NSW elite cricketers.

“As a club we are very proud of Nick’s achievements and we also consider ourselves very fortunate to have Nick as our Club Captain and part our coaching team.”

In late February, Foster captained Newcastle to the Men’s Country Championships title, defeating Riverina by 67 runs in the Final.

Cricket NSW described Nick as, “The personification of what it means to be a Country cricketer through his passion and dedication for the sport in the regions.”

Foster joins former Stockton player James Hogg on the honour roll, along with many other Newcastle cricketers including Jason Sangha, Simon Moore, Rhys Soper, Anthony Stuart and Mark Curry.

Congratulations Nick on an outstanding achievement.



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