Jack Edwards has been named skipper of the TravelSIM Waratahs Green Shield side for 2015/16, taking over from last year’s captain Jack Pickering.
Edwards has played Green Shield for the last 2 years, and as a result comes into his 3rd and final season as a true Greenies veteran. In 2014/15, Jack played 4 games and scored 31 runs with a top score of 26. However he showed his true class last season hitting 263 runs at 32.88 across the 8 matches.
This season, Edwards has progressed up the grade ranks rather quickly, opening the batting in 3rd grade and hitting 2 consecutive half-centuries since his return from his successful stint at the Australian Under 17 Championships in Darwin.
He has the Waratahs going through his blood, being the younger brother of current 1st grade quick and NSW contracted player Mickey. It is great to have such an exceptional young man to lead our Green Shield side for 2015/16.
Edwards said he was shocked but also very proud to be named skipper
“I am very excited about being named” he said. “I have been the skipper of the team for the last few years of reps and obvioiusly get on really well with all of our players.”
“Being the skipper of the Green Shield side is another step up though, it has great traditions and something I am very honoured to be chosen for”.
“We have a really strong side for this season. With guys like Ned Hole, Aiden Bariol and Nick Osborne, we have a great team that I think can go really far in the competition.”
Our Green Shield side finished 3rd in the regular season and lost the semi-final to eventual champions Bankstown.
Despite numerous Grand Finals, our club has not won the Green Shield competition since the Simon Couch lead 1991/92 side.
Good luck to Jack and the entire team for the season.