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Hack leads the way

Friday, 29th December, 2017

Tobias Hack has over 300 runs at an average of 60 at the halfway point of the season. Tobias Hack has over 300 runs at an average of 60 at the halfway point of the season.

By Tyler Hannigan

We’re halfway through the Broken Hill cricket season and with the competition on a break over the Christmas period, I’m going to take a closer look at the stats for the Demo Club A Grade competition.

Batting:

The batting is led by North’s Tobias Hack with 304 runs at a Steve Smith-like average of 60 from seven innings. He enjoyed a particularly good two-week stretch when he pummeled 101 not out against Central and backed that up with a superb 97 the following week against West.

Central’s ‘Mr. Consistency’ Jon Carrett is next on the list with 191 runs from seven innings while Max Everuss has 183 and has hit form of late with 161 runs from his last four knocks after a lean start to the season.

Central top order batsman Riley Elvery is fourth with 153 runs at 25.5 while West’s Clint Pearce (102 at 12.75) rounds out the top five and is the only other batsman to have passed 100 runs for the season at this stage.

On a whole it has been a tough first eight rounds for batsmen in the competition with only eight averaging over 20 (minimum four innings).

Bowling:

Central pace bowler Tristen Smith is A Grade’s leading wicket-taker with 14 scalps from six games at an average of 7.79. The tall left-arm Nathan Waterhouse is just behind him with 13 wickets, six of those coming from one game.

Magpie pair Jarred Paull (11 wickets at 6.73) and David O’Mally (10 at 6.1) come next while North all-rounder Shane Dalby rounds out the top five with nine wickets at 6.1.

Broken Hill’s bowlers have had a much better time than the batsmen with 15 bowlers averaging less than 15 runs per wicket (minimum five wickets). 

O’Mally has been the most economical bowler, conceding just 1.78 runs per over, South’s Laurence Hebbard is next with 1.97 although Hebbard edges O’Mally on the maiden overs count with 15 from his 34 overs.

Paull is the leading all-rounder in the competition with 98 runs at 32.67 and 11 wickets at 6.73.

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