Vice-Captain Zane Marwick, Peel’s Aaron Burrage and Albany’s Nathan Crudeli were named in the Australian Country Men’s team while women’s skipper Amy Edgar and Geraldton’s Janelle Phillips were acknowledged for their outstanding tournaments by being named in the Australian Country Women’s team.

Leading the nation’s top country cricketers is WA Men’s coach Tim Edmunds who drove the men to a seven-game winning streak at the Australian Country Cricket Championships.

Burrage and Marwick finished first and third respectively in the run scoring for the tournament and are thoroughly deserving of their higher honours.

Burrage compiled 363 runs at an average of 45.38 with a top score of 110 (not out) while Marwick smacked 273 with a best of 81.

Crudeli finished the tournament sixth on the overall wickets table, taking 14 wickets at an average of 15.21.

Women’s Captain and Western Fury player Edgar was impressive throughout the carnival with both bat and ball.

Edgar finished fourth overall on the runs tally, scoring 166 runs at an average of 27.67 and also finished top 10 in the wickets column picking up eight scalps.

She was superbly supported by Phillips who also picked up eight wickets at an incredible average of 7.50.

It’s well-deserved recognition for the WA players who enjoyed outstanding carnivals.

The women went down in the semi-final to Queensland while the men beat all before them on their way to claiming the One-Day trophy and being crowned the Overall Champions at the Australian Country Cricket Championships.