WACA Premier Cricket: Melville skipper Luke Towers brings up 6000th first grade run in win over Scarborough


Melville captain Luke Towers.
Melville captain Luke Towers.

MELVILLE captain Luke Towers started his 2017-18 season in sensational style last weekend, surpassing 6000 first grade runs during an unbeaten 74 from 127 and helping his side clinch victory over Scarborough.

“It feels fantastic to pass 6000 runs,” Towers said.

“Every innings is a challenge. It’s always tough to score runs, but I never thought I’d get to this number.”

Melville chased down Scarborough’s 181 to record an important first-up win and the club captain was thoroughly pleased with his team’s effort.

“It was a great start to the season and it was nice to score a few runs, but it was a really pleasing team effort doing what we needed to get the result,” he said.

“I think we’re in a great space at the moment.

“We’ve got a good mix of youth and experience, so developing the next generation of players is important to have sustained success.”

The former WA batmsan said he remained focussed on team success rather than individual accolades and, while proud of his 6000-run milestone, was determined to help Melville improve on last year’s seventh-place finish.

“Personally, the most rewarding aspect isn’t individual awards, it’s celebrating success with my teammates,” Towers said.

“Being able to make sure we can build the next generation of players all focussed on the same goal, which is winning a premiership, that’s why we’re all playing.”

Melville’s round 2 clash is against Perth at 10:30am tomorrow morning at Fletcher Park.

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