AMONG THE RUNS: GDSC Easts captain Doug Harris on the front foot during a recent CRCA Premier League cricket match against Harwood at Yamba Oval. PHOTO: DEBRAH NOVAK
AMONG THE RUNS: GDSC Easts captain Doug Harris on the front foot during a recent CRCA Premier League cricket match against Harwood at Yamba Oval. PHOTO: DEBRAH NOVAK

Skipper showing the way

GDSC Easts captain Doug Harris heads into round 8 of the CRCA Premier League as the competition's leading run scorer.

Harris is streets ahead, having compiled 356 runs including four half-centuries in seven innings at an average of 50.86.

With scores of 61, 30, 13, 68, 85, 72 and 27, Harris has more than a hundred runs ahead of his nearest challenger, South Services' Brendan Cleaver (252). Tucabia's Matthew Blanch (232) is currently third, followed by Harris's teammate Jordan Elliott (228) and Tucabia's Matt Pigg (226).

"Can't really complain with how they're coming off the bat," Harris said.

"Just a shame I'm not converting them into big scores."

Indeed triple-figure conversions have proven difficult to come by this season with Pigg the only player to pass the magical milestone when he scored 129 against Brothers in round 2.

South Services' Tom Kroehnert (99), Coutts Crossing's Brad Chard (94) and Harwood's Matt Young (90) have all fallen just short while Cleaver (95no) ran out of overs against Easts last week..

Harris has also taken 14 wickets at 13.79 with the ball.



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