After losing the first two matches, they went on to win five consecutive matches and finish in second place.

Kelly Armstrong was awarded the tournament bowling trophy after taking 12 scalps at an average of 8.08, finishing equal top alongside Queensland’s Lexi Muller.

Shania McKinnon also had a solid showing with the ball, collecting seven wickets at 11.29, plus a further five in the finals.

Captain Jess O’Reilly finished fifth for runs in the minor rounds with 152 at an average of 38, with the skipper also piling on a further 51 not out in the semi-final.

Sharni Tansell took home the fielding award for her seven dismissals, while Lachlan Pointon from the SA Men’s side was also awarded the accolade.

O'Reilly, Armstrong and McKinnon were all named in the team of the tournament, titled the Australian Country XI.

Both the SA Men and the SA Women were bestowed the Spirit of Cricket Award for their divisions, for demonstrating great sportsmanship throughout the competition.

Unfortunately, the SA Country Men went through the tournament without a win, however SA’s Mitchell Fuss was a standout with the bat, striking 293 runs, including three half-centuries.

Jayden Cress took the most wickets for SA with 12 at an average of 16.17.

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