All round, he’s our best
Wednesday, 10th April, 2013
By Michael Murphy
Central cricketer Jarred Paull was named Cricketer of the Year at the Barrier District Cricket League's annual presentation at the Democratic Club last night.
Paull also won best all-rounder and best fieldsman awards as well as finishing the season with the highest batting aggregate and average.
He scored 712 runs at an average of 79.11 for the season, and also took 20 wickets.
Paull won the top trophy with 20 votes. Nick Christos came second with 15.
It was the second year in a row that Paull won the top award, and the fourth time in his 10 years of A grade cricket.
But he said winning the premiership this year topped his individual accolades.
"It was the first time I have captained a premiership side," Paull said. "We beat West in the last minor round game of the season, and then in the final.
"It was awesome ... just a one-off day." West were skittled in the final for 72 runs and Central lost only three wickets in chasing down the tally in 17 overs.
Other A Grade awards included Chris Mitchell from North for his bowling aggregate (29 wickets) and Paul Attard for his bowling average (6.88).
Warriors Bill Bergman won the Neville Davies B Grade Cricketer of the Year. He also took out the batting aggregate (506) and average (101.2).
The bowling aggregate was awarded to Wade Cowie (28). West's Peter Christos was awarded the best bowling average (7.67) and best allrounder.
Alan Rivett was the best fieldsman. Junior Cricketer of the Year went to Samantha Betts (West). Samantha captained the Barrier Under 16 Country Cup Team, and vice captained the SA Scorpions Under 18 team in the national championships.
The Under 16 batting aggregate was awarded to Cooper Murray (158), the batting average went to James Hale (40.67) and Lachlan Harvey took out the best all-rounder and bowling aggregate (17) and average (8.94).
BDCL Chairman Peter Johnston thanked everyone involved in making the season a successful one.
"We want to see all these faces next cricket season," he said. "It's pleasing to see some parents here supporting their kids tonight."