by Skola Sengi – EM TV Sports, Port Moresby
After compiling a total of 196 runs in four matches at the Australian Country Cricket Championships and averaging 32.67 runs per match, Jason Kila was awarded the Don Bradman Batting Award.
This follows his outstanding performance with PNG’s Barramundis at the South Australian Cricket Association campaign.
The hard-hitting left handed batsman completed the tournament as the highest run scorer, with 91 runs. He was named among six Papua New Guineans in the East Asia Pacific side that competed in the two-day championships in Bendigo, Victoria.
Kila was also named as captain to lead the side.
He now becomes the second Papua New Guinean to be awarded the Don Bradman Batsman Award, following fellow Papua New Guinean and Barramundi player Assad Vala in 2011.
The annual Australian Country Cricket Championship is held from the 5th to the 12th of January. Queensland claimed the title, with East Asia Pacific finishing last out of six state country cricket teams.