From Alice Springs to India for Black Caps
FIVE WA players were named in the national indigenous Black Caps representative teams following last week’s carnival in Alice Springs.
Samara Williams, Kavita Pepper and Emily Bowden were named in the women’s Black Caps team. Bevan Bennell and Gosnells Cricket Club’s Josh Bailey were named in the men's team.
Bailey, the brother of Gosnells skipper Michael, had a breakout tournament with the equal second most dismissals with 12 wickets, including a five-wicket haul against Northern Territory. Josh Bailey, Emily Bowden, Samara Williams, Kavita Pepper and Bevan Bennell.
Williams, Pepper and Bowden were also part of a 20-member National Indigenous Women’s Squad which will tour India in mid-year.
Great Southern product Williams was the side’s top scorer with 73 runs at an av- erage of 18.25 and also took two wickets in Alice Springs.
Midwest talent Pepper was the second leading wicket-taker in the Women’s division, finishing with seven dismissals at 7.57.
Bowden led well as captain and also wicketkeeper, chipping in with 40 runs.
Midland-Guildford youngster Bennell was the men’s division top scorer with 273 runs at 54.60, including two 50s and a score of 95 against Victoria on Sunday.
WA finished third in the Men’s division, missing out on a third straight title. The women finished fifth.