Abell con­tin­ues im­pres­sive form

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

HE starred for the Fre­man­tle District Cricket Club last sea­son and English­man Tom Abell has re­turned home in top form, scor­ing a cen­tury for county side Som­er­set in its draw with Cardiff.

Open­ing with former Test bats­man Mar­cus Trescoth­ick, Abell crunched 14 fours in an in­nings of 101 off 183 de­liv­er­ies to help his side to a healthy 6-370 off 78 overs.

The early-sea­son score fol­lowed a stel­lar WACA Premier Cricket spell in which Abell quickly po­si­tioned him­self as one of the most ex­cit­ing young tal­ents in the league.

The 22-year-old fin­ished the first­grade

ATH­LET­ICS SUP­PORTED BY OR­ANGE AU­TOS sea­son with 611 runs at 47, punc­tu­ated by two cen­turies and four half-cen­turies.

He also snagged 20 wick­ets with the ball at an av­er­age of just 16 runs per wicket.

His all-round game earned him sec­ond spot in the race for the Olly Coo­ley Medal, handed to the league’s player of the sea­son.

Abell was also the only Fre­man­tle player to make the 12-man Team of the Year.

Cap­ping off a great year, the im­port also took out Fre­man­tle’s Marsh Medal for be­ing the club’s best first-grade player.

Pic­ture: Stu Forster

Tom Abell play­ing for Som­er­set in the English County Cham­pi­onship.

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