Western Australia may need simply received back-to-back Marsh Cups, nevertheless it was skipper Ashton Turner’s daughter Billie who stole the present on Wednesday night time.
The Warriors had simply completely trounced South Australia after setting a record-equalling goal of seven/387 – giving their already overfilling case yet one more trophy after successful a number of BBL, Marsh Cup and Sheffield Defend titles over the previous few years.
Turner, the chief of a golden era of home-grown Western Australian cricketers, was giving an interview on the WACA turf when daughter Billie determined sufficient was sufficient.
The lovable five-year-old got here working into view and was fully taken with the shiny Marsh Cup trophy, admiring her reflection in it as Turner gently tried to bat her away.
She then tipped it the wrong way up to see what was inside earlier than the group gathered round to raise the mug.
Billie Turner was fairly taken along with her reflection within the shiny Marsh Cup trophy on Wednesday night time
Whereas Ashton Turner was giving his thanks speeches, daughter Billie then tipped the Cup the wrong way up to see what was inside
Ashton Turner with spouse Krystenna and five-year-old daughter Billie. The pair even have twins named Freddie and Mia
The hilarious second that adopted despatched social media into meltdown.
Billie wished to assist her father raise the trophy, however because the pumped-up Western Australian facet gathered round for a victory picture, as a substitute of shooing her away, Turner elected to push her underneath the desk and away from the cameras.
It was a brutal parenting transfer by the 30-year-old father of three, who married long-time accomplice Krystenna in February, 2022.
Followers have been fast to precise their hilarity, with many applauding his ‘elite parenting’.
‘Can we take a second to understand the elite parenting transfer on the finish to make sure she’s out of the group shot,’ one fan commented.
‘It simply reveals one factor, Ashton is a superb dad. Billie’s dad and mom have taught her to be fearless and expressive – important to be a truthful human being. Congratulations!!’ one other wrote.
‘This could positively go onto her 18th celebration video compilation listing, prepare for that Billie,’ one mentioned, whereas one other instructed: ‘Y’all ought to have crammed the trophy with candies for the child.’
Ashton Turner with daughter Billie and twins Mia and Freddie after main the Scorchers to a different BBL title final month
Billie is not only a eager watcher of cricket, both – she’s an keen participant, and was the primary registered participant for this 2022/23 season.
‘She’s at all times beloved cricket, as a result of for her it is a chance to hang around with different children and throw a ball round,’ Turner informed the West Australian late final yr.
‘When my spouse discovered she was sufficiently old to enroll to the native cricket membership, she requested her if she wished to play cricket and Billie was fairly eager.
‘The alternatives for ladies are the most effective they’ve ever been. It isn’t a lot concerning the cricket (at early ages) however extra about younger girls and boys having a little bit of enjoyable and creating their social abilities.’
Western Australia secured back-to-back Marsh Cup wins with a giant win over South Australia on the WACA on Wednesday
Western Australia fast Jason Behrendorff celebrates together with his two sons, Harrison and Levi
Wednesday night time’s win was the facet’s second title for the summer time, after Turner led the Scorchers to a BBL win in opposition to the Warmth in entrance of 53,886 excited followers in Perth on February 4.
Aussie ‘keeper prospect Josh Inglis was named Man of the Match for a glowing 138 off 110 balls, the very best rating in a One Day Cup ultimate of all-time.
Cameron Bancroft (90 off 112) and Mitch Marsh (56 off 30) additionally spanked massive runs within the facet’s monumental goal of 387 off their allotted 50 overs.
South Australia have been by no means in it in reply regardless of a robust begin, dropping 10/122 to be dismissed for 206 because of a robust efficiency by Aussie Take a look at outcast Ashton Agar (5-64) and the ageless AJ Tye (3-34).
Home cricket now sees states flip their consideration to the Sheffield Defend, with Western Australia on the highest of the ladder and on the lookout for – you guessed it – back-to-back titles.