Thursday, January 24th, 2019


Ed Barnard is pulling out all the stops to try and help his side Scarborough make a late push for the play-offs in the Western Australia Cricket Association first grade competition.

The Worcestershire all-rounder has scored a century and two fifties in his six innings in the competition – a mixture of one and two-day matches – at an average of 42.67.

The County’s leading wicket-taker in 2019 with 47 victims has also resumed bowling in the New Year and has taken five wickets at an average of 23 from three 50 over matches.

The efforts of Barnard, who scooped four trophies at Worcestershire’s end of season Awards Night, have helped Scarborough climb into 10th spot in the 16-team table with four rounds remaining.

They are only 10 points off the top six who qualify for semi-finals, preliminary finals and the grand final.

England Lions player Barnard hit 103 against Willetton, 56 versus Claremont-Nedlands and 55 off the Joondalup attack.

Barnard, who has been batting in the top part of the order, has seen his six knocks realise a total of 256 runs.

Scarborough have won six and lost five of their 11 matches to date.