The tournament got off to a cracking start courtesy of North Coastal’s Sam Weir, who notched 122 runs off 151 balls, which included four maximums. Round 2 belonged to Western, who also dominated with the bat. Opener Riley Keen (Western) and first drop Harry Roscarel (Western) got their fifties in no time and would also both go on to the end of the innings. Western would win the match against Riverina by 40 runs.

Round 3 very much belonged to the ball. Lesley Smith (North Coastal) had it talking as he grabbed 5-6 off his four overs. Sam Lever (ACT Southern Districts) took 3-10 in his sides win over Western, whilst Ryan Cattle (Greater Illawarra) did the exact same to ensure his team got the victory over Riverina.

The big hitters came out once again in Round 4, with two batsmen reaching triple figures. Akshay Joseph’s 120 runs led ACT Southern Districts to a fourth consecutive win, whilst Liam Roche cracked 113 at over a run a ball to secure a much-needed win for Central Coast.

Another four half-centuries came in Round 5, with Jake Smith (ACT Southern Districts), Fletcher Hyde (Western), Harry Roscarel (Western) and Tom Fletcher (Greater Illawarra) all reaching this milestone.

Round 6 was once again dominated by the bat with two previously mentioned names scoring big. Sam Weir (North Coastal) hit his second century of the competition finishing on 122* off 143 deliveries. That man Harry Roscarel (Western) finally had his consistency rewarded with a century, notching 121 runs off 141 balls. Let’s not forget his partner in crime Riley Keen (Western) who came in and dispatched a quickfire 80 with 3 bombed sixes.

The final round produced both the highest and lowest tournament scores. On one side, Central Northern ripped through the Western line-up, leaving them to chase down 53 (which they did). ACT Southern Districts dished out the same medicine to North Coastal who were only able to muster a total of 64 runs. On the other side, the Greater Illawarra batsmen were seeing them like beach balls with opener Jackson Ingram smashing 101 runs off only 106 deliveries. First drop Angus Campbell followed suit and went to town with the bowlers, achieving the score of the tournament, 148 runs off 108 balls. Despite a great effort, Central Coast were just unable to get near the mammoth 343 run total set for them.

The final ladder projected the undefeated side ACT Southern Districts at the top. Congratulations to the players and coaches from this winning team and to Jake Smith for claiming Player of the Competition!

A huge thank you must go to the Lake Macquarie City Council for their support of the Bradman Cup Carnival, and to all the players, parents, volunteers, and officials who ensured a safe and successful tournament completion.

Country Cricket NSW – Bradman Cup Ladder

Rank

Team

P

W

L

D

Points

NRR

1

ACT Southern Districts

7

7

0

0

37

1.388

2

North Coastal

7

5

2

0

24

-0.010

3

Greater Illawarra

7

4

3

0

22

0.161

4

Central Northern

7

3

4

0

21

1.180

5

Western

7

3

4

0

16

-0.102

6

Riverina

7

2

5

0

12

-0.688

7

Central Coast

7

2

5

0

10

-0.759

8

Newcastle

7

2

5

0

9

-0.964


Bradman Cup Top 5 Runs Scorers
1. Harry Roscarel (Western)

Matches

Runs

Average

High Score

7

323

53.83

121

2. Sam Weir (North Coastal)

Matches

Runs

Average

High Score

7

288

57.60

122*

3. Akshay Joseph (ACT Southern Districts)

Matches

Runs

Average

High Score

7

269

67.25

120*

4. Noah Harper (Riverina)

Matches

Runs

Average

High Score

7

262

43.67

85

5. Angus Campbell (Greater Illawarra)

Matches

Runs

Average

High Score

7

259

64.75

148


Bradman Cup Top 5 Wicket Takers
1. Ashton Blake (Central Northern)

Matches

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

7

30

96

13

3/10


2. Jake Smith (ACT Southern Districts)

Matches

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

7

34.2

134

13

5/16


3. Michael Amadio (Greater Illawarra)

Matches

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

7

39.4

156

13

3/33


4. Jaxon Brooks (Central Northern)

Matches

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

7

45.4

97

12

4/17


5. Ryan Cattle (Greater Illawarra)

Matches

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

7

56

215

12

4/29


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