TWO IN A ROW: Daryl Parmenter was awarded his second Bill Rae Medal.
TWO IN A ROW: Daryl Parmenter was awarded his second Bill Rae Medal. Trevor Veale

Second medal for Parmenter

PARK Beach Bowling Club Colts all-rounder Daryl Parmenter has added the 2009-2010 Bill Rae Medal to his share in the Coffs Harbour District Cricket Association first grade premiership.

The victory was no surprise with consistent achievement by the all-rounder making him the street corner tip to eventually win the honour, for most of the summer.

It’s the first outright result for Parmenter after sharing the award with Dorrigo captain Justin Gilbert last year.

However, Gilbert went awfully close to forcing another split decision as when placed side-by-side, the batting and bowling statistics for both players are quite astonishing.

From eight matches, Parmenter topped the batting figures by scoring 343 runs at an average of 57.17 with a top score of 94 against Diggers Ex-Services in the opening round.

Gilbert was fourth on the list with 266 from nine matches, averaging 38.00 with a high knock of 71 not out against the eventual premiers.

In contrast, Gilbert just edged out Nana Glen skipper Rob Eddy for the bowling prize.

His 150.2 overs boasted 37 maidens, with the 34 wickets coming at an average of 12.26 apiece and the top return was 6/34 against battling Coffs Tigers.

Parmenter finished eighth on the bowler’s table after sending down 95.4 overs.

It often felt like more as he was regularly called upon for marathon bowling spells each time PBBC Colts found themselves in the field.

He tallied 20 victims with an average of 12.90 and his 7/59 against Tigers on the eve of the play-offs was the biggest individual haul of any player.

Only four batsmen managed first grade centuries across the season in the various forms of the game.

Adam Turner (Dorrigo) finished 118 not out against Sawtell while Nic Rowe provided one of the few highlights for Tigers with 106 not out against Sawtell in his first visit to the crease.

Colts’ veteran Craig Haworth waited until the semi finals to add an innings of an even one hundred to his bulging portfolio and Sawtell’s Chris Neal starred with a triple-figure splurge during the Coffs Cup Twenty/20 final, a feat he also achieved in a rare second grade appearance.

In the bowling stakes, Blair Craddock (Sawtell), Rob Eddy (Nana Glen), Ben Neaves (Dorrigo), Joe Willman (Diggers Ex-Services) and Ben Andrews (Sawtell) also had six-wicket days.

Five wicket bags were taken by Glen Kesby (Diggers Ex-Services), Scott Mainey (Nana Glen) and Martyn Kelleher (Diggers Ex-Services).

Another notable moment was provided by Dorrigo bowler Stuart Moore with his 3/2 figures from 2.4 overs against Coffs Tigers.

Despite the dismal season, Tigers could at least lay claim to the batsman with most ‘not out’ afternoons when Sam Turner emerged unbeaten and unbowed in five of his 11 innings.



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