MANLY-WARRINGAH junior Jimmy Munting made his first-class debut for South Australia yesterday.
The left-arm quick, who was the equal leading wicket taker in the grade scene out of his adopted state last season, was picked in the fourday Sheffield Shield clash against Western Australia at the WACA.
Waratahs’ first-grade coach Shawn Bradstreet was elated to see Munting given an opportunity.
“It is very well deserved and a reward for all his hard work,’’ he said.
“I have always rated him, Jimmy just needed a chance to showcase his talent.
“As a loyal Blue it was a shame he had to go interstate for an opportunity, I would have loved to see him turn out for NSW.”
Manly-Warringah club president Andrew Fraser was equally chuffed to see Munting follow the path of Jackson Bird, who after relocating to Tasmania made his debut for Australia versus Sri Lanka in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG last December.
“Everyone at the club is over the moon for him,’’ he said.
“Hopefully the deck suits his bowling.
“We never get tired of seeing our local products excel on the big stage, long may it continue.”