Decade of BDCA Twenty20 – top 50 wicket-takers

ON THE SPOT: Sam Johnston is the BDCA's leading wicket-taker in the Twenty20 format with 48 - 24 for Strathdale and 24 for Huntly-North.
ON THE SPOT: Sam Johnston is the BDCA's leading wicket-taker in the Twenty20 format with 48 - 24 for Strathdale and 24 for Huntly-North.

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SAM Johnston is one of five players to have taken at least five scalps in a BDCA Twenty20 game, but he holds the mantle on his own as the competition’s leading wicket-taker.

Through 10 seasons of the T20 format that can often be a case of bowlers being put to the slaughter, Johnston’s 48 wickets rank No.1 in the BDCA competition.

All-rounder Johnston has a 50-50 split of wickets at both Strathdale-Maristians and his former club, Huntly-North Epsom, having taken 24 for both.

Veteran spinner Craig Howard with 44 is the only other bowler with more than 40 Twenty20 wickets – 32 with former club Strathdale-Maristians and 12 with Sandhurst.

Howard holds the record for most wickets in a Twenty20 season with his haul of 13 from four games for the Suns in 2010-11.

In what’s a format where maidens are scarce, there have been just 133 in the competition’s 7820 overs – averaging one every 58 overs bowled.

HARD TO GET AWAY: Experienced spinner Craig Howard has taken 44 Twenty20 wickets for Sandhurst and Strathdale-Maristians.

HARD TO GET AWAY: Experienced spinner Craig Howard has taken 44 Twenty20 wickets for Sandhurst and Strathdale-Maristians.

Only spinners Liam Smith (nine) and Dylan Gibson (six) have bowled more than five maidens.

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BDCA TWENTY20 TOP

50 WICKET-TAKERS

1 – SAM JOHNSTON

Huntly-North, Strathdale

Wkts: 48 @ 12.9 BB: 5-21

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2 – CRAIG HOWARD

Strathdale, Sandhurst

Wkts: 44 @ 17.0 BB: 4-11

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3 – BEN DEVANNY

Strathfieldsaye

Wkts: 38 @ 19.9 BB: 4-19

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4 – MIGGY PODOSKY

Bendigo United

Wkts: 37 @ 16.5 BB: 3-15

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5 – BEN GUNN

Strathfieldsaye, Bendigo

United, Golden Square

Wkts: 34 @ 15.6 BB: 4-19

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6 – LIAM SMITH

Strathfieldsaye, Golden

Square

Wkts: 34 @ 17.8 BB: 3-16

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7 – QUINTON BENTLEY

Sandhurst, Huntly-North

Wkts: 33 @ 13.9 BB: 5-11

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8 – AARON MONRO

White Hills, Eaglehawk

Wkts: 33 @ 17.7 BB: 3-18

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9 – BRENT HAMBLIN

Kangaroo Flat

Wkts: 32 @ 22.7 BB: 4-17

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10 – ADAM BURNS

Kangaroo Flat

Wkts: 30 @ 21.4 BB: 3-18

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11 – BRETT ELVEY

Huntly-North

Wkts: 30 @ 23.9 BB: 4-18

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12 – ANDREW STOVE

Strathfieldsaye

Wkts: 29 @ 20.7 BB: 3-16

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13 – RHYS IRWIN

White Hills

Wkts: 29 @ 20.8 BB: 4-22

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14 – CAMERON TAYLOR

Strathdale-Maristians

Wkts: 28 @ 19.3 BB: 4-16

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15 – RICHARD TIBBETT

Eaglehawk

Wkts: 28 @ 22.8 BB: 3-17

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16 – BEN DeARAUGO

Strathdale-Maristians

Wkts: 27 @ 23.3 BB: 4-18

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17 – JACOB DeARAUGO

Strathdale-Maristians

Wkts: 27 @ 26.5 BB: 4-25

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18 – CORY JACOBS

Eaglehawk

Wkts: 26 @ 23.0 BB: 3-10

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19 – DOM TAYLOR

Strathdale-Maristians

Wkts: 25 @ 15.7 BB: 3-17

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20 – BRAD PERROW

Golden Square, Kangaroo

Flat

Wkts: 24 @ 17.8 BB: 3-22

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21 – ALEX PEARSON

Bendigo

Wkts: 22 @ 18.6 BB: 3-9

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22 – CHRIS BARBER

Kangaroo Flat

Wkts: 22 @ 25.2 BB: 3-12

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23 – JUSTIN

HARGREAVES

White Hills, Strathfieldsaye

Wkts: 21 @ 15.9 BB: 3-15

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24 – JAMIE BYSOUTH

Golden Square

Wkts: 21 @ 18.6 BB: 3-24

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25 – LEIGH McDERMOTT

No.25 - Leigh McDermott.

No.25 - Leigh McDermott.

Bendigo United

Wkts: 21 @ 19.0 BB: 5-23

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26 – CORY DEVANNY

Strathfieldsaye

Wkts: 21 @ 26.3 BB: 2-11

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27 – SAM FITT

Eaglehawk

Wkts: 20 @ 23.9 BB: 4-12

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28 – LIAM BOWE

Sandhurst

Wkts: 19 @ 13.0 BB: 4-10

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29 – CRAIG PEARCE

Bendigo

Wkts: 19 @ 13.0 BB: 3-17

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30 – BRODIE HAWKE

Eaglehawk

Wkts: 19 @ 17.5 BB: 3-15

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31 – DYLAN GIBSON

Sandhurst, Huntly-North,

Kangaroo Flat

Wkts: 19 @ 21.5 BB: 3-2

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32 – MARK RYAN

Bendigo

Wkts: 18 @ 16.3 BB: 3-25

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33 – MITCH WINTER-

No.33 - Mitch Winter-Irving.

No.33 - Mitch Winter-Irving.

IRVING

White Hills

Wkts: 18 @ 21.2 BB: 3-31

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34 – PETER MOORE

Huntly-North

Wkts: 17 @ 12.0 BB: 3-12

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35 – RYAN TRICKEY

Bendigo

Wkts: 17 @ 16.0 BB: 3-17

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36 – JOSH CRUSE

Bendigo United

Wkts: 17 @ 21.1 BB: 3-14

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37 – JAMES SEYMOUR

Bendigo

Wkts: 17 @ 22.7 BB: 2-10

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38 – ELI BOWE

Sandhurst

Wkts: 17 @ 25.9 BB: 3-23

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39 – LIAM JONES

Kangaroo Flat

Wkts: 17 @ 32.4 BB: 3-33

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No.40 - Tim Robertson.

No.40 - Tim Robertson.

40 – TIM ROBERTSON

Kangaroo Flat

Wkts: 16 @ 16.9 BB: 3-22

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41 – ANDREW SMITH

Eaglehawk

Wkts: 16 @ 19.5 BB: 2-8

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42 – TOM WILSON

Sandhurst, Huntly-North

Wkts: 16 @ 25.6 BB: 3-10

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43 – SHAUN KNOTT

Eaglehawk

Wkts: 15 @ 11.6 BB: 3-22

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No.44 - Taylor Beard.

No.44 - Taylor Beard.

44 – TAYLOR BEARD

Huntly-North, Sandhurst

Wkts: 15 @ 13.6 BB: 4-13

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45 – MARCUS McKERN

Golden Square, Bendigo

Wkts: 15 @ 15.6 BB: 3-22

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46 – MARCUS SMALLEY

Bendigo United

Wkts: 15 @ 17.4 BB: 3-12

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47 – SCOTT TROLLOPE

Golden Square

Wkts: 15 @ 21.5 BB: 3-21

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48 – CAM McGLASHAN

Eaglehawk

Wkts: 15 @ 31.0 BB: 3-20

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49 – ADAM WARD

Huntly-North, Bendigo

Wkts: 14 @ 25.1 BB: 3-18

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50 – RYAN HAYTHORPE

Strathdale-Maristians

Wkts: 13 @ 18.5 BB: 4-16

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TOP ECONOMY RATES

minimum 30 overs

4.58 – Shaun Knott

4.90 – Liam Smith

5.13 – Taylor Beard

5.13 – Nick Roebuck

5.17 – Ben Gunn

5.21 – Dylan Bailie

5.35 – Sam Johnston

5.36 – Quinton Bentley

5.44 – Ryan Trickey

5.52 – Cameron Taylor