TEENAGE Englishman Scott de Weymarn might be a big hit for his new City United club as well as Tamworth Colts and his Joblink Plus Twenty20 teams this cricket season.
Today the 18-year-old, who is having a gap year working as a teacher’s aide at the William Cowper campus of Calrossy, resumes his innings for City United against West Tamworth in their NICU Tamworth first grade clash at Scully Park on 22.
He and Simon Toyer (42) had combined in an unbroken stand of 62 to put their club within sight of victory.
City is 3-88 chasing West’s 167 although Toyer is away and unable to complete his innings.
De Weymarn was quite happy “to keep an end up” last Saturday as Toyer hit out in his 44-ball stay, slamming seven boundaries.
In contrast, de Weymarn had taken 95 balls for his 22.
“It would be nice to win next week,” de Weymarn said at stumps last Saturday.
“It’s a bit of shame Simon won’t be here. But it’s a bit more responsibility for me.”
18-year-old de Weymarn is from a “little town called Telford” near Birmingham in the English midlands.
He’s played cricket all his life.
“My family is addicted to it,” he said of the game.
“I’m here for a gap year and if I can get a uni place I might be back next year too.”
After last Saturday’s batting effort he then starred with the bat for Tamworth Colts in their Country Shield clash with Gunnedah in Gunnedah.
He topscored with 43 for the Colts in their 148 total.
Unfortunately, Gunnedah scored the winning runs nine wickets down with three balls left.
De Weyman is also looking forward to the shorter form of the game.
He will step out in the McDonald’s Tamworth Premier League Twenty20 when it begins next Friday. His Joblink Plus side plays Halpin Plumbing in their first-round game at Riverside while McDonald’s and Locomotive Hotel match up in the other game.