Campaign’s wind-up finally held

Sam JonesNorth West Telegraph
Port Hedland Cricket Club president Chris Briody with Port Hedland Cricket Association president Arran Hamilton at the awards night
Camera IconPort Hedland Cricket Club president Chris Briody with Port Hedland Cricket Association president Arran Hamilton at the awards night Credit: Picture: Chris Briody

Delayed by the global pandemic, the Port Hedland Cricket Association finally held their end-of-year wind-up at the weekend, just one week before the Ray Stoddart T20 series starts again.

Jarrad O’Dea capped off a rewarding season personally with a swag of awards including the prized Cricketer of the Year trophy.

O’Dea, the captain of Port Hedland Cricket Club, was already well known for his bowling prowess but had a breakout season with the bat which placed him at the top of this year’s rankings with 609.5 points, almost 150 points ahead of second-place Chris Briody on 468 points.

The all-rounder was the top combined wicket taker across the Twenty20 and 35-over competition, taking out the bowling aggregate trophy with 34 wickets, as well as the bowling average trophy with 5.63.

In the batting awards there were no surprises with Briody taking out the batting aggregate trophy, miles ahead of anyone else with the highest aggregate of 551 runs

Briody also took home the batting average trophy with an astronomical 169.16, after finishing not out six times during the season.

In the women’s league, Vanessa Wainwright took out the Cricketer of the Year award with 311.5 points, followed by Kristy Morgan, 299 points, and Tracey Marlow, 283 points.

The league will miss Zoe Campbell this year, before moving to Queensland she took out the batting aggregate trophy with 230 runs. Ms Campbell also received the trophy for the highest average of 76.67.

Hannah Nordmann took home the bowling average trophy with an average of just 6.44, while Vanessa Wainwright received the award for the most wickets taken, with 15 wickets throughout the season.

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