Feb
8

Young Pecker named Captain of SACA U15 Team

Congratulations to Jamison Murphy who was recently named captain of the U15 SACA State Cricket Team.

 

Jamison is a talented cricketer from the Mid North who started his cricket career with WDCC in the Ray Sutton Shield competition.  Jamison has played U14’s and U16’s at Woodville.  He was the leading wicket taker in the U16 White Competition last year (when he was still eligible for U14’s).  Jamison was part of the U16 White Premiership team in season 2016/17 and is currently playing U16 Red’s.  Jamison also played in the State U15 Football team last year – we hope he chooses cricket!

 

Thanks to the Port Pirie Recorder for the article below.

 

The cricket world has the makings of a new star.

Jamison Murphy, 15, has been given the chance to follow the footsteps of the famous Chappell brothers with a scholarship to Prince Alfred College in Adelaide.

The scholarship recognised his high performance in cricket and football, having represented the state in both sports. Jamison has just been named captain of the South Australian 15 and under cricket team to compete in a national carnival on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, later this month.

He has played cricket for Woodville Under 16 White so far this season – and is the leading wicket-taker in the district competition.

In last season’s local football, he took the field for Port thirds. Now that he is a boarding student at the college, he will be expected to play for the campus teams.

Expectations are high at the college for its developing athletes because South Australian cricketers Ian, Greg and Trevor Chappell were international Test players for Australia after attending the private school.

Jamison knew they were old scholars and had heard of their exploits. “If I can have a hint of their success, I will be happy,” he said.

If I can have a hint of the Chappells’ success, I will be happy,

Star junior cricketer Jamison Murphy

Jamison has a bright future, even if it is not in the sport arena – he is a straight-A student and could pursue success in higher education.

He is modest about his achievements, but it was possible to get him to reveal that his highest score is 75 not out with Woodville.

Asked about his selection as captain, the all-rounder said: “The coaches must have liked my leadership so they asked me to do it.”

He said he was “nervous, but excited” about his role.

Jamison will also try to emulate ex-Broughton-Mundoora footballer George Hewett, who attended the college before an AFL career.

He cannot make up his mind whether football or cricket is his favourite sport.