Noble leads EGCA batters at country week series in Perth

Neale HarveyKalgoorlie Miner
North Kalgoorlie’s Michael Noble.
Camera IconNorth Kalgoorlie’s Michael Noble. Credit: Carwyn Monck/Kalgoorlie Miner

Michael Noble led Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association batters, and was ranked eighth overall, at the 2022 country week series that finished last Friday.

EGCA batters came in eighth, ninth and 10th among all players, with Noble heading the local charge with 155 runs at 31.00 from Great Boulder teammates Jace Reilly (153 runs at 30.60) and Judd Kelman (141 runs at 35.25).

Norths’ Glen Gascoyne was next best with 112 runs at 22.40.

Albany’s Nathan Crudeli occupied the top position with 278 runs at 55.60 from Upper Great Southern’s Dylan Kirk (211 runs at 52.75) and Bunbury’s Julian Crudeli (203 runs at 67.67).

Julian Crudeli’s record was across just three innings.

Bunbury’s Thomas Buchanan (201 runs at 40.20), Esperance’s Callum McFarlane (191 runs at 63.67) and Bevan Bennell (162 runs at 32.40), also from Bunbury, rounded out the top six.

Bennell captained EGCA to the 2020 A-section title before moving to the South West.

Among bowlers, Peel’s Daniel Abel and Esperance’s Daniel Styles led the way with 19 wickets each.

Able, however, had a better average of 11.16, compared to Styles’ 14.89.

Both took seven wickets in round three, with Styles repeating the feat with a superb 7-95 against EGCA in the semifinal.

Esperance’s Jason Bancroft came in ninth with 10 wickets at 20.50 from EGCA captain Trent Mais (nine wickets at 25.56).

Mais picked up 5-64 in the last game against Busselton-Margaret River as EGCA avoided relegation to B-section.

EGCA, however, had to go all the way to 18th to find their next best player with the ball, Blake Willis (seven wickets at 33.14).

Among EGCA’s No.1 team in C-section, Harley Ellis was sixth overall with 170 runs at 42.50 and Dan Leach took 10 wickets at 21.70.

In E-section, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Cricket Association’s Zac Stewart led all batters with 192 runs at 38.40 and grabbed eight wickets at 24.88.

Esperance’s Fraser O’Brien led all bowlers with 11 wickets at 8.55.

EGCA fixtures resume on Saturday when Lake View play Great Boulder and Hannans oppose Norths.

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