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Larance headlines National Indigenous Cricket Championships Men's Team of the Tournament

Callan Morse -

Men's award winners and teams of the tournament have been named following the completion of the 2024 National Indigenous Cricket Championships, which was held on Arrernte Country in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) over the past week.

The seventh edition of the Championships - previously a division of the Imparja Cup - saw Western Australia end a nine-year drought in the men's division with New South Wales' women's side reclaiming the trophy from Queensland in a repeat of the 2023 decider.

National Indigenous Cricket Championships Men's Team of the Tournament

Clint Hinchcliffe (Western Australia)

187 runs @ 31.17, 15 wickets @ 7.73, 2 catches.

Clint Hinchliffe. (Image: Albert Perez - Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Including the final where he took a match-best 3-22, Hinchliffe's 15 wickets topped the bowling charts in the NICC men's division.

He took two or more wickets in in all but one of Western Australia's seven matches, with his best bowling of 3-8 coming against Victoria.

The allrounder also scored 187 runs, the second-most in the tournament, with a top score of 47 (54) against Tasmania.

Kobe Ross (New South Wales)

136 runs @ 19.43, 2 catches.

Kobe Ross. (Image: Albert Perez - Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Ross was a solid contributor for New South Wales in the middle order, with multiple scores in the 30s and 40s throughout the tournament.

The left-hander's best with the bat (45 from 42) came in New South Wales' 29-run victory over Queensland at Albrecht Oval.

Brock Larance (Western Australia)

361 runs @ 51.57, 14 wickets @ 9.86, 4 catches.

Brock Larance. (Image: Albert Perez - Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

The standout player of the tournament, Larance led all scorers with 361 tournament runs, including a dominant 87 (38) in the final to lead Western Australia to their first victory in nine years.

His highest scoring innings came against Victoria where he scored 93 (68), an innings which featured eight boundaries and six sixes.

He also contributed regularly with the ball, taking at least one wickets in each of Western Australia's matches, with a best bowling of 4-13 coming against Victoria.

The Biripi allrounder featured extensively amongst men's NICC individual award winners, the 22-year-old awarded Men's Player of the Series, Men's Player of the Finals, Men's Most Wickets (excluding finals) and Men's Most Runs awards.

Brayden DeVries

134 runs @ 22.33, 6 catches, 2 stumpings.

Brayden DeVries. (Image: Albert Perez - Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

DeVries lead the batting chart for Tasmania, scoring 134 runs at 22.33, the left-handed wicketkeeper batter's top score coming in Tasmania's round fixture against New South Wales, where he scored 49 (47).

He also finished atop the tournament's fielding charts with six catches and two stumpings.

Blake Smith (New South Wales)

93 runs at 18.60, 2 wickets @ 28, 1 catch.

Blake Smith. (Image: Albert Perez - Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Batting in the middle order for New South Wales, Smith contributed double figures four times.

His top score of 31 (26) came in New South Wales' comfortable 51-run victory over South Australia.

He also bowled in all but two matches and although only taking two wickets, regularly maintained an economy rate of less than a run a ball.

His best bowling performance was against Tasmania where he took 1-5 from 3 overs.

Ben Patterson (New South Wales)

133 runs @ 26.6, 11 wickets at 10.55, 6 catches.

Ben Patterson. (Image: Albert Perez - Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Patterson was the engine room of New South Wales' middle order whilst leading their attack with the ball.

The Wurundjeri allrounder scored double figures in five matches whilst taking wickets in every match apart from the final.

His best batting performance came in the tournament decider against Western Australia where he scored 40 from just 18 balls, with his best bowling (3-12) coming against Tasmania.

Koby Jackson (Western Australia)

8 runs, 5 catches, 7 stumpings.

Koby Jackson. (Image: Albert Perez - Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Batting down the order in a stacked Western Australian batting lineup Jackson was only required once with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 8 to see Western Australia home in the final.

He did however excel behind the stumps 'keeping to a spin-heavy Western Australian attack, where he took 12 dismissals, earning him the Men's Most Dismissals award.

His best performance with the gloves was against South Australia in Western Australia's only loss in the tournament, where he took a catch and effected three stumpings.

Wade King (Victoria)

127 runs @ 21.17, 9 wickets at 14.0, 2 catches.

Wade King. (Image: Albert Perez - Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

The reliable Victorian allrounder lead his side with both bat and ball, scoring 127 runs at 21.17 whilst taking an equal-team high 9 wickets at 14.0.

Scoring double figures in each of his six innings, his best came against Tasmania where he scored 43 (39).

The medium pacer's best bowling came during Victoria's victory over South Australia, where he took 4-17 from four overs.

Brandon Kopper (Tasmania)

8 wickets @ 13.25, 76 runs @ 19.00,, 4 catches.

Brandon Kopper. (Image: Albert Perez - Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Kopper took 8 wickets at a respectable average of 13.25 whilst also contributing 76 runs in the lower order.

His best bowling was in Tasmania's round fixture against New South Wales where he took 3-10 from four overs, with his tournament high with the bat coming against Queensland where he scored a quick-fire 43 from just 28 balls.

Liam Connors (South Australia)

10 wickets @ 12.70, 29 runs at 14.50, 1 catch.

Liam Connors. (Image: Albert Perez - Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Connors lead the South Australian attack, taking 10 wickets in six matches.

He took at least one wicket in each of the Boomerangs' fixtures, with a best bowling of 3-13 coming in South Australia's sole victory against Western Australia.

Bailey Toseland (Victoria)

9 wickets at 10.44, 55 runs at 13.75.

Bailey Toseland. (Image: Albert Perez - Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Toseland took at least one wicket in all but one match throughout the tournament.

The Victorian leg-spinner took 3-8 twice in Victoria's victories against Queensland and South Australia.

He also chipped in 55 runs in the middle order, finishing not out twice and with a high score of 16.

Queensland were awarded the Men's Spirit of Cricket Award.

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