Barrier District Cricket League presentations
Tuesday, 8th April, 2014
By Darrin Manuel
Jarred Paull has capped a season of black and white dominance by taking out the Barrier District Cricket League’s Cricketer of the Year award at the Demo Club last night.
Paull, who has previously won the award, polled 12 votes to finish two votes clear of West rising star Max Everuss; this season.
The Central maestro also took out the best bowling aggregate, bowling average, and the best all-rounder award.
After receiving the award, Paull thanked his teammates for another successful year, and made special mention of Everuss’ talents.
“He’ll go a long way. A lot of blokes in Broken Hill cricket just go out and try and hit fours and sixes, but his patience is just amazing,” said Paull.
“He has a very big future.”
The remaining awards in A-Grade went to Sheldon Hall (best fieldsman), James Hale (most promising junior), Jason Morrison (best batting average) and Max Everuss (best batting aggregate).
The Magpies’ success continued into the lower grades, with Alec Bray named the Neville Davies B-Grade Cricketer of the Year.
Warriors’ Bill Bergman registered the best batting average and aggregate in B-Grade, Wade Cowie picked up two awards for best bowling aggregate and best all-rounder, while Peter Christos (best bowling average), Ben Perkins (best fieldsman) and Blade Martyn (most promising junior) were also recognised.
The Under 17 grade was dominated by North’s Lachlan Harvey who was named Junior Cricketer of the Year while also picking up the best batting average and aggregate.
Austin Ferguson rounded out the Under 17 awards with best bowling average and aggregate, and the best all-rounder award.
In the Under 14’s awards were shared by Colby Stenhouse (best bowling average and aggregate), Paddric Attard (best all-rounder and batting aggregate) and Charlie Hastwell (best batting average).
At the close of proceedings, BDCL Chairman Peter Johnston thanked Perilya, City Council and Rod Barratt for their efforts in preparing the city’s playing surfaces.
He also thanked all the volunteers who made the year a success, and urged all clubs to ensure they do all they can to encourage junior participation next season.