Strathdale-Maristians' Cameron Taylor was already one of the BDCA's greats before he flayed a cover drive or flicked out a leggie for the 2019-20 season.
A record-breaking fourth BDCA Cricketer of the Year award, a fifth first XI premiership, a one-day flag and a history-making Regional Big Bash Twenty20 premiership - Taylor's 2019-20 season was one of the most remarkable performances in a competition which has been running since 1894.
While becoming the first player in league history to win the award four times meant plenty to Taylor, the team success the Suns' achieved this year was what he savoured most.
"There was talk around it last year when I won my third and a few people at the club had mentioned it,'' Taylor said of the record-breaking win.
"It hasn't sunk in completely at the moment and it's probably something I'll look back on in time and be really proud of.
"The pleasing thing is last year when I won it I was up there talking about how I would trade it in for a premiership.
"Sure, it wasn't the way you like to win a flag this year, but the fact we didn win a premiership makes this (award) sweeter because of the team success.
"Team success is why you play and this is a nice reward on top of that."
Taylor's proudest moment this summer was the Suns' historic Regional Big Bash Twenty20 grand final win at the Junction Oval in January.
"I think about the statewide T20 win a lot. I think that was pretty special,'' Taylor said.
"It's right up there for me at the moment. Winning the first XI flag is what you always aim to win, but the opportunity to represent the club, and do so well, in that statewide T20 competition was special.
"This award was icing on the cake of a really awesome year. I've been at Strathdale a long long time from juniors and I think it was a really nice thing for the club to win that T20 premiership.
"It was great recognition for the club. There's a lot of people behind the scenes that do a lot of things for nothing. It feels like you're winning for 30 or 40 people at the club, not just your 11 team-mates."
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Taylor has nothing left to prove or achieve in Bendigo cricket, but at age 33 he still has plenty of time to add to his glittering career.
Like most things in life, it comes down to enjoyment and that was a key factor in Taylor's individual success this summer.
"The big positive out of this year for me was the enjoyment I got out of the game,'' he said.
"That maybe hadn't been quite as strong the previous years.
"Batting well probably leads to that. As a bowler you can have a lot of success, but you can feel as though you're not performing if you're not making runs.
"For the whole season I think we had 13 people play in our first XI team, which is fairly outrageous to have that core team.
"We basically had that one group of 11 players all season... we were a tight group and that made for a lot more enjoyment.
"I was involved with the under-18s this year and their love of the game and energy certainly brought that out in me, too. You remember how much you love playing cricket. Watching them as 16 and 17-year-olds really enjoy their cricket certainly helped me.
"Last year I might have said I only had a year or two to play, but there's no foreseeable end at the moment."
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