Jon Nicoll tops runscorers at Country Championships.

TOUGH TASK: Former Wagga bowler Djali Bloomfield sends down a delivery to Brayden Ambler playing for ACT Southern on Friday. Picture: The Illawarra Mercury
TOUGH TASK: Former Wagga bowler Djali Bloomfield sends down a delivery to Brayden Ambler playing for ACT Southern on Friday. Picture: The Illawarra Mercury

Jon Nicoll has finished the Country Championships as the leading runscorer.

The Wagga City coach scored 222 runs for the three-day tournament at an average of 111.

He started with an unbeaten on Friday against ACT Southern before 60 against Central Coast on Saturday.

Riverina lost both matches on the South Coast.

He then made 84 to help the team taste victory against Illawarra on Sunday.

He also took three wickets to help the 16-run win.

After being selected in the NSW Country team from last year’s championships, the 30-year-old was pleased with his form.

“Any time you go away as a top order player you are there to make runs but I think we played better than what the results show,” Nicoll said.

“We should have won (on Saturday) and I think it was just a lack of experience from a couple of guys.”

Wagga RSL’s Nick Grant picked up five wickets in the loss to Central Coast.

He finished with 5-42 from 10 overs, including a double wicket maiden.

It helped Grant take the most wickets for the southern part of the titles and fifth overall.

Brayden Ambler’s 122 from the opening day to see him finish into the top five runscorers but he failed to reach double figures in his other two bats.