Emma Manix-Geeves has capped off a magical season by taking out the Kim Fazackerley Award at Cricket Tasmania Premier League's presentation night in Hobart.
On a night that saw ex-South Launceston Test batsman Alex Doolan take the other major award, named in Emerson Rodwell's honour, Manix-Geeves became the first ever Raider to win one of the main prizes.
The 20-year-old finished four votes clear of Clarence's Hollie Armitage as the women's player of the year despite missing round 19 with a Tigers call-up.
A surprise delisting from the Tigers' squad at the end of last season, Manix-Geeves responded in the best possible way, notching a maiden ton and four 50s to finish the year with 597 runs at 59.70.
"I'm just absolutely rapt that Em has won this award - it's thoroughly deserved," said Greater Northern Raiders coach Darren Simmonds, who was named coach of the year.
"She got a bit of a kick in the guts by losing her state contract and was up in the air with what she was going to be doing - she was potentially going to be playing in Melbourne.
"Back in August or September we had a chat about playing and just enjoying her cricket this year - the main thing was to get out there and enjoy cricket and play well and if she did that everything would take care of itself.
"She's worked really hard on her game and the results flowed from early in the season - we've seen her get back into the state set-up which is thoroughly deserved."
Manix-Geeves was named as opener in the women's team of the year and also took out the wicketkeeping award after collecting 15 dismissals (including 10 stumpings) over the course of the season.
"Her batting has improved and I think her keeping went to another level as well - some of her leg-side stumpings in particular were really, really good," Simmonds said.
"She improved her range of strokes, she was able to play straight down the ground and her driving really improved so she's become a better player by being able to score around the wicket and it's certainly opened up her scoring zones and her ability to hit boundaries."
Fellow Raider and Riverside product Sophie Parkin made the league's best XI for the second year running after taking out the bowling award with 23 wickets.
Simmonds said Parkin still had plenty of improvement to come and was capable of batting higher up the order as a genuine all-rounder.
"By her own admission early in the season she probably wasn't bowling as well as what she was last year, but she took that on board before Christmas," he said.
"I really believe come the end of the season she finished a better bowler than what she was last year and that's what we want to see.
"She's probably getting the ball through a little bit better now - she's still got a huge upside Soph and I know she'll work hard in the off-season."
Jono Chapman was the sole Raider to feature in the men's awards, winning a place in the team of the year after taking out the bowling award with Ryan Lees (32 wickets each).
Chapman featured in two talent games at Bellerive Oval in January and has won praise from Tigers Sheffield Shield coach Jeff Vaughan.
Doolan (793 runs from 14 innings) finished four votes from University's James Faulkner, becoming just the eighth multiple Rodwell Medallist.
The 35-year-old, who made headlines earlier this month with a last-minute Sheffield Shield call-up in Melbourne, also won the award in 2007-08.
TEAMS OF THE YEAR
- Women's: Emma Manix-Geeves (wk) (GNR) Emma Thompson (c) (Clar) Hollie Armitage (Clar) Rachel Priest (NT) Heather Graham (Clar) Hannah Short (NH) Erin Fazackerley (Clar) Ella Marsh (NH) Emily Mifsud (NT) Bonnie Davies (NT) Sophie Parkin (GNR). Coach: Darren Simmonds (GNR)
- Men's: Caleb Jewell (c) (NH) Justin Galeotti (Clar) Alex Doolan (SHSB) Jake Doran (Uni) Clive Rose (King) Michael Jones (wk) (Clar) Sam Harbinson (Uni) Alex Pyecroft (NH) Ryan Lees (Uni) Jonathon Chapman (GNR) Joel Logan (Uni). Coach: Robb Macmillan (NH)