Geraldton A were undefeated in their five matches over the five rounds of the Tournament, and Geraldton product Janelle Phillips was named Player of the Tournament with 12 votes.
Phillips’ stand out performance came during Geraldton A’s opening round match against Bunbury A, she smacked 63 off 66 balls with the bat in hand and was also damaging with the ball finishing with figures of 2-8 from her four overs.
Phillips, who is also on the tournament’s organising committee, said the event is a great step forward in building momentum and growth of women’s cricket in regional WA.
“It was amazing to be able to showcase the talent we have in the regions and to build that sense of comradery not only within each represented association, but between associations as together we represented WA country cricket,” she said.
“It's important for female players to know they're not alone and cricket for women in the regions is here to stay.
“Players were appreciative of the beautiful grounds and conditions, each team played hard but fair and plenty of laughs were had too.
“This tournament was naturally the next step for cricket in the regions, it’s providing the bridge between local competitions and the WA Country XI team and program, which in the past has relied heavily on going out and finding the talent from unofficial or newly established association competitions.
“I think it was a real milestone and honour to be involved in the first ever women’s country week so it was great to see that consensus in attitude across the board.”
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Player of the Tournament - Janelle Phillips