CRICKET: Harris lands top award in Oz

Andy Harris

Andy Harris

First published in Sport Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter specialising in Rugby, Cricket and Athletics. Call me on 01865 425456

GREAT & Little Tew captain Andy Harris pipped clubmate Harry Smith to a player-of-the-season title in Australia.

Seamer Harris won the Cricket North West First Grade Player of the Year award after impressing for Tasmanian club Burnie Hurricanes, for whom he took 10-32 against Sheffield Mountaineers before Christmas.

Batsman Smith, whose side Ulverstone won the grand final against Sheffield, finished in second place.

“This is worked out by the umpires voting players after each game,” said Harris.

“Both Harry and I were tied on 14 votes each and I managed to pick up one vote in the last game to win it with 15 votes.”

Harris was also Burnie’s player of the year and leading wicket-taker with 35 and scored 227 runs at an average of 19.

Smith was selected in the team of the year and scored 568 runs at an average of 38.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree