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Paull’s crown

Wednesday, 4th April, 2012

CRICKETER OF THE YEAR: Jarred Paull accepts his award. CRICKETER OF THE YEAR: Jarred Paull accepts his award.

2012 BDCL AWARDS

By Kurtis Eichler

Central’s Jarred Paull has been crowned the Barrier District Cricket League’s Cricketer of the Year.

It was third time the 25-year-old all-rounder had won the honour since the 2006-07 season.

Paull recorded a batting average of 29.55 and compiled a total of 325 runs this season.

He said he was “over the moon” at the win but that it didn’t make up for the loss to West in the grand final.

“I always wanted to win premierships and the other stuff is just a bonus.”

Having played A-grade cricket for 11 years it was disappointing, he said, to have only won two grand finals.

Now that his 21-year-old brother Casey had progressed to A-grade cricket, he was hoping to have the chance to win one with him.

“Last year we were together but it was rained out so it wasn’t the same feeling.”

Paull said he’d rather be a part of a big win that he could remember for years to come with his teammates than win a single award.

“You always look back and see all the photos on the wall. They’re the ones I really want to be a part of.

“In a four-team competition to win two out of 11, I’m hoping we can do a lot better in the next ten years.

“But you do get the good with the bad sometimes.”

Rising star Samantha Betts was named Junior Cricketer of the Year at the League’s awards night this week.

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