Main content

Cripps tops AFLCA votes

R4 | Cripps post-match Patrick Cripps speaks to Fox Footy after the Round 4 match against Gold Coast Suns.

DIFFERENT week, same complete performance from Carlton skipper Patrick Cripps.

The midfield bull has topped votes for the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award for his elite showing in Round 4.

The captain was awarded the full 10 votes for his efforts against Gold Coast, beating out the Suns’ Touk Miller (eight votes).

Cripps was the Blues’ clear best against a persistent Suns outfit, collecting 30 disposals (19 contested), eight clearances and 12 tackles.

 

Emerging young guns Sam Walsh and Jacob Weitering also featured with five and two votes respectively.

Walsh was dynamic through the midfield, racking up 28 disposals and seven clearances to finish in Carlton’s best.

Weitering did well to hold off the valiant Suns until the final moments, finishing with seven rebound 50s and nine spoils.

The last round of votes pushes Cripps up to second on the 2019 AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award leaderboard, behind this week’s opponent Marcus Bontempelli.