Russells Creek's Paul Walker delivers after late call up to Warrnambool District country week squad

WINNERS: The Warrnambool District Cricket Association over-40s side gather for a photo with the country week shield.
WINNERS: The Warrnambool District Cricket Association over-40s side gather for a photo with the country week shield.

WARRNAMBOOL District Cricket Association needed one player to fill its over-40s country week side for Sunday’s three twenty20 matches. 

The man they selected, Paul Walker, would end up being the association’s best player across the tournament.

Walker made 207 runs for the undefeated WDCA and took 3-30 in its last match against Hamilton District Cricket Association. 

Walker was playing in his first over-40s country week team.

He said he enjoyed the opportunity.

“It was excellent to be involved in the team and it was just a lot of fun,” he said.

“It was good to get out there and have a hit with a few of the older blokes and I was able to get a few runs and take a few wickets, which was good.”

The WDCA side first defeated South West by 59 runs, followed by a 24-run win against Grassmere, before finishing the weekend with a eight-wicket win against Hamilton.

Andrew Prisco was also a standout for WDCA over the weekend, taking six wickets and making 87 runs.