Four allrounders from Adelaide University and Adelaide – Sam Kerber, Will Bosisto, Ben Pengelley and Cameron Valente – are favourites for this year’s top individual award for the West End Premier Cricket first grade competition after regularly starring for their teams.
Below is a summary of some of the leading contenders from each of the Premier Clubs:
Kensington: John Dalton was the Browns’ leading scorer with 585, including two centuries and three fifties, and Josh Doyle’s 418 runs were complemented by 15 wickets. Three-time Bradman Medallist Jake Brown made 544 runs at 49.45 and took 12 wickets from limited bowling.
Adelaide University: Sam Kerber finished third last season in the count and has kept improving, scoring five centuries to be the competition’s leading batter with 817 at 90.78, plus taking 12 wickets. WA recruit Will Bosisto was Uni’s leading wicket-taker with 24 and made three centuries before Christmas in a total of 593 runs at 74.13.
East Torrens: Jake Lehmann blasted 188 not out in the season opener against Adelaide University and then topped it with an unbeaten 201. In seven innings he made 613 runs at 153.25. Michael Cranmer was next best with 554 at 55.4 and claimed 16 wickets.
Adelaide: Captain Cam Valente scored 275 runs without being dismissed in his first four innings of the season and finished with 561 runs at 112.2, while also taking 28 wickets at only 12.8, including a 7/24. Ben Pengelley led the club’s batting with 734 at 61.17, featuring three centuries, and also topped the bowling with 32 wickets.
Pengelley boys share all 10 wickets for @Adelaide_CC plus new @ProspectPirates captain Brennan leads the way with 160 and another 100 for Bosisto @AdelUniCricket— SACA Competitions (@SACAComps) November 18, 2019
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Southern District: Wicketkeeper Josh Barrett ended the season with scores of 182 and 95 to finish with 581 runs at 52.82 and Lewis Hatchett’s 8/49 lifted him to 32 wickets for the season.
Woodville: Ben Turley started the season with Prospect before returning to Woodville, where he took 22 wickets for a season’s total of 31. Also scored 353 runs at 44.13.
Glenelg: Ben Bullimore opened his season with 152 in a one-day game and posted two more centuries during the season to reach 652 runs at 54.33.
Tea Tree Gully: Adam Somerfield was the competition’s leading wicket-taker, with 41 at 18.59 and a best of 5/22, and also made some useful runs. Joe Gatting should also poll some votes for his four centuries in a season total of 597 at 54.27 and Matt Weaver posted three centuries.
Sturt: Brad Davis had another strong season, this time collecting 738 runs at 73.8, with three centuries and three fifties, and Jacob Dick finished the season with a mix of runs and wickets.
West Torrens: 2016-17 winner Daniel Drew made his biggest scores at club level later in the season, with 87, 153 and 115 in three of his last four hits to finish with 593 at 59.3. He also took 16 wickets.
Northern Districts: Evergreen Mark Cosgrove again led the batting, with his 645 runs at 58.73 including two centuries and three fifties.
An experienced Jet lifted his side to a thrilling win, @ProspectPirates secured its first win of the season and @Adelaide_CC banked outright points— SACA Competitions (@SACAComps) December 16, 2019
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Port Adelaide: Austin Umpherston led the way with the bat, collecting 605 runs at 43.21 with one century and five fifties.
Prospect: Unlikely to have a player on the leader board, although Will Daniel finished with 21 wickets.
The Bradman Medal winner and other awards will be announced online from 6pm Wednesday, 25 March. Follow @SACAComps and @SACANews on Twitter for updates and then a wrap of all winners will be posted on saca.com.au