Sundowner to wrap up the season
HARVEY Benger Cricket Club ended its season with an awards sundowner at the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre on Sunday.
The casual event included awards for the junior and senior cricketers. The award winners were: Year 7 bowling aggregate and average: Mark Parravicini, 12 wickets at 9.58.
Year 12 bowling aggregate and average: Tim Fitzgerald, 17 wickets at 9.53.
Second grade bowling aggregate and average: Haydn Jones, 20 wickets at 12.75.
Year 7 batting aggregate and average: Xavier Parker, 164 runs at 16.4.
Year 12 batting aggregate and average: Aaron Jovanovic, 275 runs at 34.38.
Second grade batting aggregate and average: Haydn Jones, 484 runs at 37.23.
Cricketer of the Year
Year 7: Xavier Parker Year 12: Aaron Jovanovic Year 12 BDCA: Aaron Jovanovic Under 21: Alex Verrall Second grade: Haydn Jones Masters player of the year: Johnny Crognale
T20 player of the year: Scott Fowler
The event ended with the presentation of life membership to Haydn Jones for his commitment, dedication and skill on and off the field over many years of service at all levels of cricket in Harvey and the South West.
Mr Jones was shocked to receive such an honour. He thanked the club’s committee, players and support of his family.
Year in review Second grade
There were a number of changes in Harvey Benger’s senior structure in the 2017/18 season.
The club did not nominate a third grade side due to a number of players unable to commit for the whole season.
The team ended the season in fifth place, just missing out on the finals.
Although disappointing to miss the finals, this ladder position reflects the inconsistent performances of the side.
Season highlight was club captain Scott Fowler scoring his first century.
After a winless 2016/17 season, the Year 12 team found its straps and dominated a number of sides in the competition this year.
After a nervous semi-final against Dalyellup Beach, Harvey Benger was outplayed by a strong colts side in the grand final.
Season highlights included a number of 50s scored by individual players.
It was a difficult year for the Year 7 side, only winning one game. Although the team did not win many games, all the players improved throughout the season.
Next year the side needs a few more cricketers as the group requires more players on the field.
The masters team was undefeated throughout the whole competition.
Harvey Benger comprehensively defeated Marist in the grand final.
A major highlight was Charlie Italiano taking seven wickets from four games and averaging 32 with the bat.
Second grade team captain Scott Fowler celebrates scoring his first century.
Aaron Jovanovic, pictured here at the crease, dominated with the bat and ball this year.
Cricketer of the Year winners across the four grades, Aaron Jovanovic, Alex Verrall, Haydn Jones and Xavier Parker receive their trophies.