Local cult-hero Mickey Edwards has impressed many in his debut for NSW in the recently completed JLT Cup. On the back of his first complete preseason in a few years, Mickey fought into the Blues squad ahead of a range of experienced campaigners and promising rookies.
After then flying across to Perth for the opening few rounds of the tournament, Mickey was thrust into the starting XI against Western Australia, one of the most experienced batting line-ups in the competition featuring the Marsh brothers and the ever-green Michael Klinger. Mickey performed admirably in his first match, taking a solid 0/50 from 10 overs along with a handy 10 which nearly got the Blues home in a close match.
It was in his second game at the WACA that Mickey really impressed, a ground notorious for its pace and bounce. Mickey caused absolute chaos in Tasmania’s chase of the Blues score of 316/6, picking up 4/31 from 9 seriously quick overs, and even picked up the wicket of Waratahs junior and test cricketer Jackson Bird for good measure.
Mickey is congratulated by teammates after another wicket against WA
In his other two hit outs during the tournament, Mickey took a respectable 1/48 and 0/48, to cap off what has been a memorable start to his domestic career.
We can’t wait to see Mickey get more opportunities at the domestic level across the rest of the summer, and are sure that he will continue to thrive against first-class opposition.
Well done Mickey!