Cricket talent ‘on the Case’

Cricket talent ‘on the Case’

Mount Gambier rising cricket star Hamish Case has made his mark in the Toyota Second XI Summer 2023/24 competition and has some big goals for 2024.

Case played his junior cricket at Yahl and West Gambier and in recent years has been playing for the SACA U19s in the SACA Premier Cricket Competition where he is the vice captain.

In SA’s first innings Case started slowly, only making nine off 27, before improving on his first hit out in the second innings to make 23 off 65.

It was not enough though as South Australia fell to Tasmania in the match.

Case had a great performance in South Australia’s match against Victoria.

In SA’s first innings Case made 65 off 156, hitting six fours in the innings before bowling three overs for one wicket when Victoria went into bate.

The youngster had an electric performance in SA’s second innings at bat, making a decisive 112 off 155, which included 13 fours and one six in the innings.

Case led the team in runs in the second innings, helping his side take the win over Victoria.

In Victoria’s second innings at bat Case bowled four overs with Victoria only making nine runs off his overs.

Case said he enjoyed the opportunity to play at the Second XI level in SA.

“It’s not as serious as most people would think, I personally like the relaxed culture,” he said.

“In the same sense it still pretty full on you are playing with boys like Loyld Pope and Jake Carder who have played plenty of Redbacks cricket.

“They go that extra 5-10km quicker and they just do not miss.

“And once they miss, score off those balls because those bowlers will rarely miss.”

Case has been happy with his late year form with finals around the corner.

Earlier this month he made a century in Bendigo in a rookie Redback match, which he was pleased with.

He also made 136 for the SACA U19s against Adelaide in the Premier Cricket on the weekend making it two A Grade centuries for Case this season, after making his first A grade tonne in January against Prospect.

This year Case is not expecting a rookie contract for the Redbacks but believes it would be “pretty cool” if he was given the opportunity.

He hopes to get selected into the Redbacks Pathways program where he would train with the Redbacks but would not get paid.

“The goal is to hopefully get selected into one of those and just keep training and get better and do better than what I did this year,” he said.

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