Imparja Cup Squad performs well
Indigenous cricket news
03 September 2008
Congratulations to the following cricketers who were selected in the 2007 Imparja Cup Squad to represent the WA Indigenous team in the national championship played in February in Alice Springs:
Matt Abrahamson (Captain) Perth
Chris Phelps Peel
Kerin Ugle Peel
Dane Ugle Peel
Tim Dann Perth
Clinton Dann Perth
Jermaine Davis Northam
Wayne Norman Perth
Jamie Bennell Bunbury
Travis Ugle Beverley
Richard Cross Geraldton
Gerard Ugle Beverley
Frank Quartermaine Bunbury
Bevan Bennell Northam
Coach: Troy Collard Perth
Manager: Peter Hill Bunbury
Round 1: TAS 7-96 (C Lamont 24, Cashion 21; K Ugle 2-11, Phelps 2-24) b WA 74 (Jamie Bennell 28, G Ugle 19; Smith 5-17)
Round 2: WA 7-168 (G Ugle 64 no, D Ugle 50) b ACT 80 (Phelps 3-13, Norman 2-13)
Round 3: WA 7-111 (C Dann 39no, B Bennell 23) b VIC 109 (T Dann 3-15, K Ugle 2-20)
Round 4: WA 201 (T Dann 42, K Ugle 40) b NT 167 (T Dann 4-23, K Ugle 2-43)
Round 5: WA 1-115 (K Ugle 50no, C Dann 43no) b QLD 114 (G Ugle 3-11, J Bennell 3-32, T Dann 2-8, T Collard 2-12).
WA finished third in the competition, which featured eight teams At the end of the qualifying rounds, WA finished on equal points with Queensland and New South Wales, but missed out on a place in the final because of a lesser run rate.
Three players were named in the competition’s Honour Squad. They were Gerard Ugle (Beverley), Kerin Ugle (Peel) and Tim Dann (Tuart Hill).
Two players were named in the National Development Squad, comprising young players, generally Under-23. They attend the Centre of Excellence for a week and possibly play a couple of matches. The players were Jamie
Bennell (aged 16) from Bunbury and Wayne Norman (18), who is now playing with the Perth District Cricket Club. Coach Troy Collard was named Coach of the National Development Squad.