Scammell’s player honour fails to ease grand final defeat

LIAM Scammell says he would trade his most valuable player award for Country Week glory.

The star Lavington all-rounder was yesterday named Cricket Albury-Wodonga’s best player at Country Week, claiming his second Bill Clarke Medal.

But Scammell, who pipped North Albury skipper Greg Daniel for the gong, said it was an empty feeling after losing the final against Warragul on Friday.

It was CAW’s first loss of the tournament and just its second this season.

“It’s a nice little honour but you’d much rather win the comp,” Scammell said.

“It was a pretty disappointing way to finish.

“Going into the final 4-0 you are pretty confident.”

Scammell plundered 325 runs in Melbourne, while Daniel made 128 runs to go with nine wickets.

Scammell and New City’s Ben Kohler-Cadmore hit back-to-back tons in a history-making feat on day four.

The Victorian representative will also be in the running to claim consecutive representative player of the year honours at the Provincial grand final day.

But Scammell is set to be lost to CAW next season.

He hopes to play Victorian Premier Cricket, with Northcote, Fitzroy Doncaster and Carlton all possible new homes.

“I’ll probably look at having a crack at Premier cricket for a couple of years,” Scammell said.

“I’ll certainly be back here at some point.

“It’s obviously a very good competition down there.

“I’d like to test myself and see how I go.”