Armidale Cricket is set to commence this Saturday but for some of the region’s young guns, their season is already in full swing.
Jackson Gwynne has already featured in a handful of representative teams in the new season, including the NSW under 19 state challenge last week.
Turning out for the Country Sixers, it was a step up for the 17-year-old.
He had limited opportunities to impress, being rested on the second day and then third day of the tournament washed out.
They were just a lot better than I thought they would be.Jackson Gwynne
Gwynne bowled at the death of the Sixers’ win against Metro Thunder which the teenager described as a big learning curve.
“In particular, bowling at the end I have probably got to bowl a bit better, bowl a bit quicker, a bit fuller so a bit of everything really,” he said.
“It is all just a bit harder.
“They were just a lot better than I thought they would be.
“I haven't been doing too much [training in the lead up] but it was a bit of an eye-opener for sure.
“I got to play a couple of Australian guys too which was good.”
Gwynne returned home and straight into more representative honours as part of the Northern Inland Bolters team alongside Guyra’s BJ Cameron at the Plan B Regional Bash in Port Macquarie.
The Bolters finished the tournament with one loss and two wins.