Paceman wins prestigious youth award

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

Albany quick Jordan Clark has capped off a breakthrough season by being named the best under-17 player in WA Premier Cricket last week.

Clark, who represents Rockingham-Mandurah was named the Media Guild Under 17 Player of the Year at the Olly Cooley Medal count on Friday night at the WACA.

In a season where he starred for Australia’s under-16s against Pakistan in Dubai in January, Clark also made his first-grade debut for Rockingham-Mandurah.

In his second match in the final round against University the teenager recorded his best figures of 3-27, including the prize scalp of Warriors batsman Will Bosisto for a duck.

At the WA Premier Cricket Junior Awards Night on Monday, fellow Albany cricketers Aubin Spurr, Jye Clark and Michael Ferreira were each recognised with club champion awards after impressive individual seasons.

Clark was awarded Rockingham-Mandurah under-15 club champion after a 399-run season, including his maiden century.

Spurr took out the same award for Claremont-Nedlands.

Spurr also claimed the bowling average award in the Watkins Shield under-15 competition with an average of just 7.93 from his 15 wickets and also made 226 runs batting in the middle order.

Batsman Michael Ferreira was recognised with the club champion award for Midland-Guildford in the under-17 competition after smashing 325 runs at an average of 65, including a highest score of 163.

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