Coutts Crossing second grade cricketer Josh Harris dedicated his first hundred to his late friend Jacob Webb. Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner
Coutts Crossing second grade cricketer Josh Harris dedicated his first hundred to his late friend Jacob Webb. Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner Bill North

Player dedicates century to late teammate

JUST like David Warner saluted the skies for his mate Phil Hughes after reaching triple figures in the Adelaide Test in November, there was some extra meaning in Josh Harris's second grade ton for Coutts Crossing on Saturday.

"I gave Jake Webb a bit of a wave," the 23-year-old said.

"He helped me through.

"His brother Rhy was umpiring and shook my hand. I told him it was for Jake. I felt pretty proud actually."

Coutts Crossing secured the second grade minor premiership successfully chasing down Westlawn's total of 215 at McIntosh Park. Earlier this season the side lost player Jacob Webb, who died from injuries sustained in a car crash. His teammates have persevered with great success.

His brother Rhy was umpiring and shook my hand. I told him it was for Jake. I felt pretty proud actually.

Harris was 72 not out heading into the second day and has good reason to believe divine intervention played a part in his innings on Saturday, dropped four times before he reached his first hundred. He spent a couple of overs on 99 and took his time as the likes of Dan Blackman (26) and Aidan Treddinick (39no) blasted away at the other end.

Harris was 107 not out when the captains agreed to pull stumps. For his efforts he is the CRCA Player of the Week and wins a $20 voucher at Toast Espresso in Prince St, Grafton.



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