MAIL-TIMES sports journalist JORDAN McARDLE compiles his best XI all-rounders in Horsham A Grade competition this season.
Chris Hopper, Homers: Hopper has been a big reason behind Homers' success this season. Slow left-arm bowler combines economy with the ability to take a big bag of wickets. His stats don't lie he has an economy rate of just 2.5 runs an over and has claimed 30 wickets at an average of 10.3. Add to that almost 500 runs and you have got arguably the best all-rounder in the league.
Marty Knight, Jung Tigers: Knight is the veteran that keeps on keeping on. He is a bowler for all occasions and has 21 scalps to his name at an average of 20. Handy middle-order batsman that has got his side out of trouble a few times this season, scoring 271 runs at 27.
Ben Sawyer, Horsham Saints: The big-hitting red-head has the ability to punish any bowling attack in the competition and has thrived at the top level. Not given much of an opportunity at Homers, Sawyer has enjoyed his second coming at the Saints. He has scored 280 runs at 31.1 and is also a consistent performer with his in-swingers, claiming 18 victims at an average of 19.7.
Craig Britten, Colts: The Colts' captain has easily been his side's most consistent player with the bat and ball. Opening bowler that can bowl all day and has taken wickets in all but two games this season for a total of 28. He is no mug with the bat either, scoring 303 runs at an average of 19.
Clinton Midgley, Rup-Minyip: Midgley is the second A Grade skipper to make the list. He is a reliable opening batsman who loves to hang around but bowling is his strength. The lanky paceman has five multiple-wicket hauls to his name. He has 18 wickets at an average of 20, along with 153 runs at 17.
Luke Brunckhorst, Horsham Saints: Brunckhorst has been a surprise packet for the Saints this season with his off-spinners, taking 21 wickets at an average of 23. His aggressive batting has also been impressive, highlighted by an 87 against Rup-Minyip. He has amassed 247 runs at an average of 27.4.
Damien Bunworth, Laharum: It is a season and a new grade for Bunworth in 2012-13, but the laidback Laharum skipper still knows how to win matches. He has only failed once in nine innings and has a healthy average of 53.1. Add to that 17 wickets at 13.9 and there is no doubt that Bunworth is one of the most talented players in the competition.
Steve Kenny, Jung Tigers: Kenny oozes professionalism on and off the field. The Jung Tigers coach loves his cricket and it certainly shows in his stats. He is a classy number three batsman who can adapt to any situation and has accumulated 320 runs at 32. He has also been one of the Tigers' strike bowlers with his fast-mediums, taking 28 wickets at an average of 16.
Lachlan Watts, Blackheath-Dimboola: The Blackheath-Dimboola captain has been a solid contributor for his beloved Bulls and has been one of his side's best with the ball. He has taken 19 wickets from his off-spinners at an average of 18. He is also a solid top-order batsman, scoring 250 runs at an average of 21.
Craig Morgan, Rup-Minyip: Reliable wicket-taker that has been successful every time he has been given the ball, grabbing two or more wickets in seven out of nine matches. Morgan has taken 19 wickets at an average of just 12.5. Had a slow start this season with scores of nine, zero and zero, but has since scored three half-centuries. Has totalled 243 runs at an average of 30.
Justtin Combe, Noradjuha-Toolondo: Combe opens the batting and bowling for the Bullants and will be one to watch during finals. With 231 runs and 17 wickets this season, it is easy to see why.
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