CricketStar champ’s focus set on finals

A dominant final-round performance has lifted Stoneyford import Arslan Khan into the lead to take out the 2018-19 Colac Herald KFC CricketStar award.

Newly crowned Colac Herald KFC CricketStar Arslan Khan says team success will always come ahead of individual accolades.

The 19-year-old Canadian import has taken the Colac District Cricket Association by storm since joining Stoneyford this season, following advice from good mate and former Maroon Caps cricketer Farhan Malik to spend a summer in Australia.

Khan has played a key role in Stoneyford’s dominance this season, and his performance in the Maroon Caps’ final-round win over Birregurra lifted him to the top of the standings to win the Colac Herald’s KFC CricketStar competition, based on individual statistics from the 2018-19 season.

The all-rounder finished the home-and-away season with 429 runs at an average of 35.8, 26 wickets and seven catches to total 789 CricketStar points, finishing ahead of Warrion import Charlie Barriball, 774, and Stoneyford teammate and past winner Levi Dare, 745.

Khan said he was rapt to win the award and take home the $500 prizemoney, but said the win had come as a surprise because his focus had been on team success.

“I actually hadn’t (been following CricketStar), when I went to play the last game I was told that if I scored a few runs I would be on top,” he said.

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