Beaton was Mt Lawley Cricket Club’s top run scorer for the summer, hitting a top score of 226 against Scarborough in one innings and scoring centuries in two others. The 22-year-old also claimed 12 wickets as an off-spin bowler and took 16 catches in the field.
His efforts throughout the season earned him a place on the WA District Cricket Council’s team of the year for the first time. He also tied for fifth in the Olly Cooley Medal.
‘This year has been a breakthrough season for me in district cricket,’ Beaton said.
‘After I was dropped from the State side I was told to work on a few things at grade level, and I think I have been able to do that.’
Beaton, who is a Western Warriors squad member, said he would soon find out whether his efforts were enough to get back into the State side.
‘If things don’t happen I will just focus on having another good grade year and help lead the young Mt Lawley side,’ he said.