We were thrilled when Tess Flintoffwas chosen in a teenage Australian development squad which recently toured Sri Lanka.
Another of our Elite Cricket Academy scholars, 14-year-old Jarred Smithfrom Carey Grammar was recently a member of the successful Under 15A East Malvern /Tooronga premiership team.
It was an exciting day with a win against Murrumbeena. Jarred won his coach’s award.
Training under Bryce McGain at the ECA, Jarred has continued to build his skills and knowledge with cricket giving him more confidence to succeed. At the end of the season Jarred captained the Academy team in a five-day World Schools International Tournament which also saw teams from NZ and Bangladesh compete.
In January, Jarred was also selected to play in the Under 14 Scorpions team in the Youth Premier League. It’s amazing the opportunities now on offer for the young ones. The ECA program runs from August to January each year. In addition to expert coaching it gives the scholars an opportunity to meet other boys and girls from all around Victoria.
- Jarred is pictured with ACS president Ken Piesse on Grand Final day, 2019, at East Malvern