Continuing our Season Launch Video's with Bryce O'Conner of the Bonbeach Sharks
Watch the interview with Bryce here: https://youtu.be/IHA9sVNftHI
Founded: 20041st XI Captain: Tom SmithSenior Coach: Shane HeslineAssistant Coach: Brendan Bain2016/17 ladder position: 3rd (Championship) & Runners up in Grand Final
The 2016/17 season ended in heartbreak for Bonbeach, as they succumbed to South Caulfield in the Grand Final. Despite this, the championship team enjoyed a successful season, finishing third on the ladder having had the same number of wins as both 1st place and 2nd.
Bonbeach’s batting certainly did not let them down, having 3 of the 4 best batsman in the competition. Tom Smith finished as the divisions number one batter, with a high score of 211 not out and an average of 48.77 over 16 matches. Christian Davis was the second leading batsman in the competition, piling on 623 runs over 15 matches, at an average of 41.53 and a high score of 117. Ian Cockbain finished fourth in the comp, scoring 582 runs with an average of 52.91.
Daniel Mueller spearheaded the Sharks attack, bowling a mammoth 233 overs across 16 matches. He finished with 60 wickets at 11.80 with a bowling best of 8/69. His outstanding efforts were rewarded at the seasons awards night, with him being crowned the leagues inaugural MVP.
Key ins: Tom Smith (returning), Basil Akram (UK)Key outs: Ian Cockbain (UK), Christian Davis (UK), Marcus O’Riordan (UK)