Jack’s Pitch Perfect Cricket Season with the Swans


“I attended the Autism in Cricket event, signed up to play for the Warnbro Swans, and it’s the best thing I ever did.” – Jack

Among the army of Australians who live and breathe cricket, 14-year-old Jack is one of the sport’s biggest supporters – and most passionate players. 

While that wasn’t always the way, from the moment Jack did meet cricket he was bowled over.

I’ve never been into sports; it’s always been gaming for me. But my mum and dad introduced me to 20/20 cricket a few years ago…and I’ve been in love with the sport ever since.” 

After impressing the crowd, clubs, and coaches with his skills and enthusiasm at our biggest ever Autism in Cricket Come and Try Day last year, Jack joined Warnbro Swans Cricket Club and has gone from strength to strength ever since.

Not only has he fit in fantastically with the team, but his love for cricket continues to show in his successes on the pitch. Jack played his first game with the Swans at the WACA ground in October, finishing as top scorer and taking a wicket with the first ball he bowled. It was no surprise when he received the game’s Most Valuable Player award from team coach Tony Bryant.

Since joining the Swans, Jack has earned the nickname “Scorcher” from his teammates, being a huge fan of the Perth Scorchers Big Bash League team. That made it an extra exciting day when Scorchers coach and former Test cricketer Adam Voges stopped by the Warnbro club.

Adam, whose sporting career began with the Swans, visits every year to chat about all things cricket. This time he paused his busy schedule to take some photos with Jack and the other Swans who joined the team through the Autism in Cricket program.

We look forward to seeing Jack continue to flourish on the field next season, with the potential to follow in Adam’s footsteps and become a State cricket sports star.

“I love my club, I love my team, I love the Scorchers, and hopefully I’ll be out there in my own Scorchers uniform one day playing with the best and smashing sixes!” 

Find out more about the Autism in Cricket program here

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