Peel Cricket Association has won their first Toyota Country
Cup in 13 years after overcoming Upper Great Southern Cricket Association in
Monday’s Grand Final at Breckler Park.
Brad Hogg medallist Ben Wright (pictured, right) scored 41 in the decider as
Peel posted 8-120, before restricting Upper Great Southern to 9-106 in reply.
The triumph is Peel’s sixth Country Cup success in the
tournament’s 35-year history.
Peel went undefeated throughout the four-team carnival,
proving too good for Esperance, Port Hedland and Upper Great Southern in the
Wright was the stand-out, with 81 runs and six wickets for
Peel, while team-mate Bryce Evans scored 82 runs.
Port Hedland’s Matt Michael was the runner-up for the Brad
Hogg medal with six votes – behind Wright with nine votes - while Upper Great
Southern’s David Head was third on four votes.
Wright was presented with his medal by Brad Hogg on Monday
afternoon and he will be re-presented with his engraved medallion at the Peel Cricket
Association awards night by Country Cricket Board chair Peter Silinger.