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Bruce named Demons' best and fairest

03/10/2008 02:03:36 PM Comments (0)

Melbourne co-captain Cameron Bruce has been named the AFL club's best and fairest and awarded the Keith Bluey Truscott Memorial Trophy.

The classy midfielder finished strongly to take out the closely contested award on 75 votes, in front of fellow on-baller Brock McLean, who polled 60 votes, followed by Brad Green (57), Matthew Warnock (47), and James McDonald (46).

Bruce, who was the only Demon to play all 22 games in 2008, averaged a team high 25 possessions and five tackles.

Brock McLean capped off a frustrated injury plagued season by taking home the Sid Anderson Memorial Trophy for finishing runner up in the Best and Fairest.

McLean was an outstanding performer in the first half of the year, polling 60 votes in his first 14 games, before a severe ankle injury ended his 2008 season.

In other awards presented, number four draft pick, Cale Morton won the Harold Ball Memorial Trophy for best first year player.

Brad Green won the Club's Leadership Award, and Adem Yze took out the Troy Broadbridge Memorial Trophy for being the highest vote getter in the Sandringham Best and Fairest.

Matthew Warnock, who enjoyed a breakthrough season and finished fourth in the count, was awarded with the Norm Smith Memorial Trophy, the coach's award.

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