In a special off-season series, Richmond Media is dissecting the key 2020 season statistics of each member of the Tigers’ triumphant premiership team (in guernsey number order). And Richmond great Matthew Richardson also is providing comments on each premiership player. Today we focus on No. 29, Shai Bolton.

Overall statistics

Games: 19 

Kicks average: 9.5    

Handballs average: 6.3 

Disposals average: 15.8 

Contested possessions average: 6.8      

Uncontested possessions average: 9.4

Inside-50s average: 4.3

Clearances average: 3.4

Centre clearances average: 1.3

Stoppage clearances average: 2.0

Marks average: 3.0

Intercepts average: 1.6

Score involvements average: 5.1

Tackles average: 2.8

One-percenters average: 1.0

Metres gained average: 350.1

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SF: Bolton's brilliant bag

Shai Bolton is the Carlton Draught Man of the Match after his heroics against St Kilda on Friday night

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Season statistical highs

Kicks: 16 v Essendon, Round 13, TIO Stadium.

Handballs: 13 v Essendon, Round 13, TIO Stadium.

Disposals: 29 v Essendon, Round 13, TIO Stadium.

Contested possessions: 12 v Essendon, Round 13, TIO Stadium.

Uncontested possessions: 18 v Brisbane, Round 10, Metricon Stadium and v Essendon, Round 13, TIO Stadium.

Inside-50s: 7 v North Melbourne, Round 7, Metricon Stadium, v Western Bulldogs, Round 9, Metricon Stadium and v Essendon, Round 13, TIO Stadium.

Clearances: 7 v Port Adelaide, Round 11, Adelaide Oval.

Centre clearances: 4 v Brisbane, Round 10 Metricon Stadium and v Port Adelaide, Round 11, Adelaide Oval.

Stoppage clearances: 5 v Gold Coast, Round 12, Gabba.

Marks: 6 v Carlton, Round 1, MCG.

Intercepts: 4 v Essendon, Round 13, TIO Stadium, v Geelong, Round 17, Metricon Stadium and v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.

Score involvements: 8 v Greater Western Sydney, Round 8, Giants Stadium.

Tackles: 7 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.

One-percenters: 3 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.

Metres gained: 544 v Essendon, Round 13, TIO Stadium.

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Round 13: Shai Bolton wins best on ground

Shai Bolton chats to channel Seven about the Dreamtime match and designing the Dreamtime guernsey.

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Richmond rankings

No. 2 for inside-50s.

No. 2 for stoppage clearances.

No. 2 for score involvements.

No. 3 for kicks.

No. 3 for contested possessions.

No. 3 for clearances.

No. 3 for centre clearances.

No. 3 for metres gained.

No. 5 for disposals.

No. 5 for uncontested possessions.

No. 5 for goals.

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2020 JDM: Fred Swift Medal

Shai Bolton accepts the 2020 Fred Swift Medal.

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Richo says:

“Major breakout year for the highly-talented youngster in 2020. With several players going down injured, was required to step up big time in the midfield. And he did that to such a level, he had his name mentioned for inclusion in the All-Australian squad. Doesn’t need high statistical numbers to have a significant impact in games. Takes space in front of him and his elusiveness makes him super dangerous in tight confines. Always racks up plenty of metres gained and kicked some big goals throughout the season. The Tigers have found another A-grade midfielder in him.”