You won’t hear City United cricketer Mitch McGlade complaining about his busy schedule of cricket to start the new year.
The 17-year-old will have played 10 days of cricket in 2018 by Sunday when the Knights start their Twenty20 Sungold Cup campaign at Warrnambool.
McGlade has represented the Colac District Cricket Association at a junior Country Week campaign at Warrnambool and this week at Bendigo, captaining both sides, while juggling club cricket.
He led the under-17 Division One Country Week team to a final at Warrnambool, while teaming up with Deakin Carmichael to net the CDCA’s colts outfit two wins from three games this week at Bendigo.
McGlade, who will embark on his final year of school at Trinity College Colac later this month, said he enjoyed spending the holiday period playing representative cricket.
Players have had access to different turf wickets and got an opportunity to play alongside former Victorian cricketer Liam Buchanan, who joined the Division Three squad this week.
McGlade said he had found the experience beneficial for his cricket.
“I love playing as much cricket as I can and it’s always a bit of fun,” McGlade said.
“Liam helped us out a lot in the field and what he thought about the situation of the game, obviously he’s played a lot of cricket at high level.
“I’ve always been one to just sit in the field and let others sort of do the work.
“But when you’re captain you’ve got to really concentrate on the game, but I really like the role.”
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.