Western Australian duo Jono Whitney and Julian Crudeli have been named in the Australian Country XII following the Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships which concluded in Wollongong this week.
WA finished fifth in the men’s division and seventh in the women’s division in a disappointing carnival, but the selection of Whitney and Crudeli provided a highlight.
Skipper Whitney, who plays for Hay Park in Bunbury, scored 303 runs from 10 games.
Railways product Crudeli scored 305 runs across 10 games and claimed 16 wickets.
WA finished with a 2-8 record in the overall men’s division, while the side went winless in the women’s division.
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Men’s division awards
Overall champions: QLD Country
One-day title: NSW Country
T20 title: QLD Country
Player of the Championships: Ben Pengelley (SA Country) – 30
Don Bradman batting award: Ben Pengelley (SA Country) – 349
runs at 48.86
Bill O’Reilly bowling award: Tom Mathieson (VIC Country) –
20 wickets at 12.80
Doug Walters fielding award: Joe Brown (SA Country)
Ian Healy wicket-keeping award: Tony Hampson (QLD Country)
Spirit of Cricket: East Asia-Pacific
Australian Country XII: Nathan Walsh (VIC), Jordan Moran
(NSW), Michael Allen (VIC), Ben Pengelley (SA), Jono Whitney (WA), James Spargo
(QLD), Pat Darwen (NSW), Julian Crudeli (WA), Tony Hampson (QLD, wk, capt), Sam
Winton (QLD), Tom Mathieson (VIC), Ben Boyd (VIC). Coach: Lenny Martin (QLD).
Manager: Shane Turner (QLD).
Women’s division awards
Overall champions: East Asia-Pacific
Player of the Championships: Rebecca Cady (NSW Country) – 16
Batting award: Brittany Perry (SA Country) – 228 runs at 76
Bowling award: Cara Fiebig (SA Country) – 13 wickets, incl.
Fielding award: Hannah Clarke (QLD Country)
Wicket-keeping award: Jordan Doecke (SA Country)
Spirit of Cricket: SA Country
Australian Country XII: Brittany Perry (SA), Julie Page
(NT), Stephanie Townsend (VIC), Lisa Griffith (NSW), Norma Ovasuru (EAP), Pauke
Siaka (EAP, capt), Rebecca Cady (NSW, wk), Chelsea Moscript (VIC), Cara Fiebig (SA),
Konio Oala (PNG), Sharni Tansell (SA), Eliza Flynn (QLD). Coaches: Eddie
Mansale and Bebe Miyaji (EAP). Manager: Jane Livesey (EAP).