Sam's English summer of cricket
Since leaving Australian shores for England in April to take up the Adam Gilchrist Cricket Development Scholarship, Sam Whiteman has been playing cricket with the Weybridge Cricket Club.
24th August 2010
Bunbury’s rising star of the pitch, Sam Whiteman, is in England playing cricket as part of his prize for winning this year’s Adam Gilchrist Cricket Development Scholarship.
Based at the Weybridge Cricket Club, the talented South West Academy of Sport scholarship holder says he is relishing the opportunity to play cricket three times a week.
“I'm enjoying my time at Weybridge Cricket Club. It's a very social and welcoming club with teas for players, similar to the dinners held at footy clubs in Australia,” he said.
“I was lucky enough to be picked for Surrey County and travelled to Durham for a three-day test match and played a couple of one-day games for them too.”
And with only a few weeks remaining before he returns home, the left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper’s attention is turning to WA.
“I’m now beginning to look forward to returning home to train with the WA State Under 19s and the development squad,” Whiteman said.