BCL. The Burnie Cricket League has reached the halfway point of the 2017-18 season.
Circular Head, represented by the Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons and Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars, has accumulated more than 1900 runs across the first eight rounds.
Attaining a place among the ladder leaders in the top four, Forest Stanley has secured five victories from eight contests and claimed 72 opposing wickets while conceding 1112 runs. In response, the side has earned 1133 runs and lost 63 wickets.
Meanwhile, Smithton is yet to record a victory. The side has worked to earn 776 runs in response to the 1192 opposing runs. Claiming 49 opposing wickets, they have lost 73 of their own.
Though yet to win a game the Stars have a stellar batsman in their midst in Sean Ryan who has been named the fifth best in the league according to the official MyCricket website.
Earning two half-centuries in seven games, Ryan has gained 213 runs throughout the season to date with a highest score of 90 not out.
Also among the league’s best batsmen is Forest Stanley’s Tyler Kadow.
In four games, Kadow has claimed one half-century in an accumulation of 185 runs with a high score of 98 not out.
The Demon also makes an appearance in the top bowlers at fifth behind teammate Mitchell Bellinger.
Having bowled 39 overs, Kadow has claimed 13 wickets from 112 conceded runs while Bellinger has bowled 58.5 overs across eight matches for 14 wickets from 174 runs.
In fielding, Forest Stanley has produced three of the league’s best in Brandon Tonks, Sam Poke and Shaun Turale who are ranked sixth, seventh and eighth respectively while Smithton Star Connor Smith rounds out the top 10.
Throughout seven matches, Tonks has held onto five catches in the field as well as securing one assisted run out.
Playing six and seven games respectively, both Poke and Turale have claimed four catches as has young Star Smith in his seven matches.
The Burnie Cricket League season will resume this Saturday (January 13) when Smithton hosts Natone and Forest Stanley greet Myalla in round nine. The following day, Forest Stanley and Smithton will meet at Yolla in the Burnie Cricket League Twenty20 competition Semi Final.