Townies and Devils come together for cricket presentations

NARACOORTE Cricket Club held 2013-14 season presentations at its clubrooms on Saturday night.

The club's two sides Townies and Devils came together along with sponsors and supporters to reflect on a good year of cricket.

Devils broke through for their side's first win this season, their second in the competition, and were much improved despite still finishing bottom.

Dynamic all-rounder Ray Billing did his best to scoop the pool for his side.

As well as being named the Devils Cricketer of the Year, he claimed both the batting aggregate and average awards (159 at an average of 17.7) and netted the bowling average trophy (14.9 runs per wicket). Billing also proved he is no mug in the field with the fielding trophy also going home with him.

Spinner Dave Roscow took wickets consistently all season to take home the bowling aggregate with 14 wickets while Paul Hagarty was judged most improved.

The Townies had a great year in which they made the grand final, falling just short of Kybybolite, and blooded plenty of younger players into senior cricket.

Still a teenager himself, Matt Smith took on the captaincy role for the season and led from the front - winning the I. B. Edwards Player of the Year and Townies Cricketer of the Year.

He also took home the bowling aggregate (21 wickets), while veteran teammate Anthony Munro won the bowling average and both batting awards (281 runs at an average of 35.7 and 9.4 runs per wicket).

Youngster Connor Myall won the side's fielding trophy.

The club also inducted three life members as part of the evening - Justin Redding, Anthony Munro and Brock Bates.

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