Central Coast claimed both the Bradman and Kookaburra Cup titles on Thursday as the two competitions came to a close in Albury Wodonga.
The male Under 16 Bradman and Under 14 Kookaburra Cups were held concurrently, in the same town, for the first time and the Central Coast remained undefeated throughout both competitions.
It was the eighth occasion that Central Coast had won the Under 16 title and sixth time it had claimed the Kookaburra Cup. The region is the most successful zone across the two age divisions.
The achievements of both Central Coast sides also continued a tremendous run of success during 2018/19 thus far.
Central Coast won the McDonald’s Country Colts Championships, for a sixth time, in December, and have progressed to the finals of the Plan B Regional Bash by finishing top of the Newcastle Pool.
The Central Coast Rush will join three other teams in the finals of the Plan B Regional Bash to be held at the SCG on Tuesday 5 February.
Three of the four players to finish the Bradman and Kookaburra Cups, as either the leading wicket-taker or top run-scorer in each competition, were Central Coast players.
Batsman Harry Channels was the leading run-scorer in the Bradman Cup. He made 274 runs from five matches, at an average of 54.8, including a highest score of 98.
Spinners Karan Katli and Harrison Townsend both claimed 11 wickets at an average of 8.55 and 10.18 respectively.
In the Kookaburra Cup, Central Coast fast bowler Daniel Thompson was the leading wicket-taker with 13 dismissals at a remarkable 3.38.
The incredible bowling performances that took place across the four days in the Kookaburra Cup, however did not stop there.
Greater Illawarra fast-medium bowler Lachie Malcolm collected the incredible figures of 8-17 from 7.4 overs in an eight-wicket win against Riverina.
The leading run-scorer in the Under 14 division was North Coastal batsman Jake Wakely with 191 runs at 63.67. His team finished the Kookaburra Cup in second place five points behind Central Coast.
Riverina and Western zone both finished equal second on the Bradman Cup with 10 points. Central Coast finished on 16.
Cricket NSW would like to thank Cricket Albury Wodonga along with the Albury City Council and Wodonga City Council for their hospitality and organisation of the event.