FORMER Ulladulla United all-rounder Conrad Greenshields continues to go from strength-to-strength on the cricket field, after dominating the recent European Cricket Series.
During the September 21-26 series at Cartaxo, Portugal, the reigning Shoalhaven District Cricket Association Player of the Year dominated for his Oeiras Cricket Club.
Greenshields' side opened the 10-over tournament with a victory (1/134 to 7/110) against Alvalade CC, in which the South African 77 runs from 31 balls and finished with 0/35 from his two overs with the ball.
In game two, Oeiras CC edged Amigos CC Ansiao (2/60 to 8/58) behind Greenshields' 14 and 2/9.
Their winning streak came to an end in game three when they lost to Malo CC Vilamoura (2/89 to 5/84), despite Greenshields' 26 and 1/22.
Oeiras rebounded with back-to-back wins against Rossio CC (5/93 to 6/93 - won on golden ball) and Royal CC Lisbon (3/119 to 4/118).
Their 4-1 record booked them a spot in the semi-finals, where they took on Alvalade once again.
Despite 79 from 37 deliveries and 0/16 from Greenshields, Oeiras lost 3/113 to 3/108 - with Alvalade going on to lose to Malo CC Vilamoura in the final.
This result put them into the bronze play-off, which Greenshields side also lost 2/108 to 7/103 against Rossio, even though the former Ulladulla talent smashed 34 from 13.
At the end of the 11-a-side tournament, Greenshields finished as the leading run-scorer with 242 - at an average of 40.33 and strike-rate of 193.60.
This total was 71 runs more than his closest rival Jasbinder Singh (Royal CC Lisbon) on 171.
This run tally saw Greenshields named both Player and Batsmen of the Series.
"I believe I started the tournament well," Greenshields said.
"It was my first time I had played T10 - it's definitely fast-paced, with no time to hang around.
"I am really happy to have won the awards, even though it's bittersweet after falling five runs short in the semi-final."