Peel Wins Sixth Toyota Country Cup
8 March 2016  


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 round robin.

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.