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Campbelltown cricketer Jackson Isakka rules the roost in the Top End

Winner: Jackson Isakka being presented with his award medallion by Ralph Weise, a stalwart of cricket in the Northern Territory, in whose honour the outstanding achievement award is named. Photos courtesy of NT Cricket.

To say that Campbelltown cricketer Jackson Isakka’s second stint in the Northern Territory competition has been triumphant would be an understatement.

The young allrounder has won several awards at the NT Cricket annual presentation on Wednesday.

Isakka, who played with Southern Districts in Darwin and hit four hundreds, two 50s and bagged 17 wickets, was named Carlton Mid Premier Grade Club Cricketer of the Year.

He also took out the batting average and batting aggregate awards, with 739 runs at 83.1.

However, Isakka also won Darwin cricket’s most prestigious award, the Ralph Weise Medal, which is calculated via umpire points awarded for player performances per round.

He finished with 15 points in the medal count, to share the award with Joshua Kann, a contracted BBL player with the Hobart Hurricanes, who played with Tracy Village in the 2021 Darwin domestic season.

Unfortunately, not all the Jackson Isakka news from the Northern Territory is good.

The Darwin domestic season is now drawing to a close, and Isakka’s side Southern Districts will contest the grand final this weekend against minor premiers Waratahs.

Unfortunately, a grade two groin tear suffered in the final NT Cricket TIO Men’s Strike League T20 tournament two weeks ago will keep Jackson out of the game.

It’s not clear how long the injury will keep him off the field, but with a delayed start to the Sydney Premier Cricket season, possibly in November, Isakka may be right to hit a few runs for the Camden Campbelltown Ghosts in season 2021-22.

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