Pil­bara go up a grade

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Sport - ■ Louise Alling­ham

The West Pil­bara cricket team are cham­pi­ons at the an­nual cricket se­nior coun­try com­pe­ti­tion in B-grade.

The win puts West Pil­bara in the Agrade com­pe­ti­tion for next year.

Held in Perth from Jan­uary 17-23, West Pil­bara took on the Peel team in the cricket se­nior coun­try week grand fi­nal.

West Pil­bara Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Gavin Pater­son said the team played in a “spec­tac­u­lar fash- ion” and the win was un­ex­pected. “We took a young side, light on bats­men and hoped to win one or two games for the week,” he said.

West Pil­bara de­feated the Peel team by the skin of their teeth, with the fi­nal score at 8/185 to 9/186.

Mr Pater­son said the win could lead to big­ger things for the as­so­ci­a­tion.

“Al­ready, coun­try rep squads are ap­proach­ing me re­gard­ing a few of our play­ers for things like Coun­try XI and other rep­re­sen­ta­tive op­por­tu­ni­ties, al­though it’s pretty early to tell what that will lead to ex­actly,” he said.

West Pil­bara vice-cap­tain Craig Ford, cap­tain Michael James and Corey Rut­gers.

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