Monday, December 12th, 2022


Henry Cullen – Plenty Valley, Australia 

Henry Cullen struck his first century for Plenty Valley to continue his superb form Down Under as his side to a 33-run victory over Port Melbourne in a Victoria Cricket Association encounter.

The Worcestershire keeper-batter lifted his run tally to 421 in six knocks for Plenty Valley at an average of 84.20.

His excellent knock helped Plenty Valley secure back-to-back away wins after last weekend’s win over Strathmore and lifted their hopes of finishing in the playoffs.

Cullen came in at number three with only a single on the board after Plenty Valley had chosen to bat and added 155 for the second wicket with Simon Black (41).

He brought up his century with a pull shot for four on a good wicket which crumbled late on.

Cullen was eventually third out with the total on 194, having hit one six and 14 fours in his 129 ball innings. 

Plenty Valley totalled 238-5 in their 45 overs and then bowled out Port Melbourne for 205 in 40.5 overs. 

With one game remaining before the festive break, Cullen’s scores for Plenty Valley are 72, 17, 54, 69, 78 not out and 131.

Ben Gibbon – Willetton, Australia

Ben Gibbon picked up two wickets – one in each innings – on the final day of Willetton’s drawn Western Australia Cricket Association first grade meeting with Perth.

The Worcestershire left armer finished with first innings figures of 12.4-4-35-2 as Willetton dismissed Perth for 148 to leave them with deficit of 37, after being out bowled out for 111 last weekend.

Willetton then slumped to 17-4 in their second innings, but Blair Walsh’s unbeaten 83 guided them to safety before declaring on 177-8.

Gibbon (5-1-29-1) had time to take one wicket in Perth’s innings as they closed on 45-2.

His overall figures in two first grade games for Willetton are 36-7-148-7 at an average of 21.14.

Olly Cox – Eastern Suburbs, Australia

Batter Olly Cox made 21 off 36 balls with three fours as Eastern Suburbs went down by 80 runs to Manly Warringah in a New South Wales first grade encounter.

Cox put on 33 for the second wicket with Angus Robson (36) before being caught at mid off to take his side to 50-1.

But they were bowled out for 199 in 45.5 overs in reply to their opponents 279-8 in 50 overs.