WA Deaf and Hard of Hearing star David Melling was recognised as the best player in his division after leading the batting aggregate for the week.

Melling, who was the leading run-scorer at the recent Deaf and Hard of Hearing World Cup, scored 275 runs at an average of 55 including the only two hundreds of the tournament.

In the Intellectually Disabled division WA’s Boyd Duffield was awarded Player of the Tournament for his performances with bat and ball throughout the week.

Duffield finished the carnival fourth in the batting aggregates with 164 runs at an average of 41 and was the sixth leading wicket taker with eight wickets.

Australian representative and WA wicket-keeper Steffan Nero finished as the third best in the Blind and Vision Impaired division.

Nero compiled 245 runs at an average of 122.50 with a top score of 114 not out.

WACA Inclusion and Diversity Specialist Brad Denham said it was well-deserved recognition for players who had great tournaments.

“We had great performances from so many of our players throughout the championships, but to have two guys recognised as the best in their division was a great reward for all the hard work they put in,” said Denham.

“Our teams were tremendous and they all achieved so much, we had our first ever standalone Blind and Vision Impaired team victory, our Deaf and Hard of Hearing side played off in the Grand Final and our Intellectually Disabled team also qualified for the Semi-Finals,” said Denham.

“Getting to see the smiles on the players faces is what the NCIC is all about. The championships get better every year and we can’t wait to return next year.”

Click here for the National Cricket Inclusion Championships results.