West Pilbara cricket juniors fly high at country week

Christy ReedPilbara News
The 14's West Pilbara Junior Cricket Association team.
Camera IconThe 14's West Pilbara Junior Cricket Association team. Credit: West Pilbara Junior Cricket Association/West Pilbara Junior Cricket Association

The West Pilbara Junior Cricket Association’s best 14s and 16s cricketers have returned from Perth after their most successful junior country week campaign to date.

The 16s lost only two games for the week by a few runs overall and there was some excellent cricket played on grounds all over the city.

Some individual highlights included Lawson Humphries scoring 260 runs from four games played with a highest score of 95, while also taking 11 catches for the tournament.

Jaxon Gordon scored 74 in round 1 and added bowling figures of 1-10 off eight overs.

Oliver Kot conceded only 61 runs for his 17 overs for the week, taking six wickets and three catches.

The 14s took out the shield for the B-section, losing only one game for the week by a single run against Esperance.

It was a fantastic team effort, with some of the individual highlights including Michael Durack’s century — the West Pilbara’s first ever century at country week — 111 off 90 balls against East Avon at the Bassendean Cricket Club.

Durack scored 357 runs overall for the week, had bowling figures of 4-9 off five overs in round 5 and got three stumpings with the keeping gloves in round 4.

Cameron Gordon finished fourth overall in the bowling, taking nine wickets for the week with 3-6 off three overs in round 2.

Cameron also scored three 50s over the week — one with a broken finger.

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