Mildura Weekly : Friday November 25 Vol 11 No 4
36 SPORT MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 Jordan’s thriving in Coomie Wentworth coaching role By ADAM LUITJES COOMEALLA Wentworth Cricket Club English import Jordan Weav- er, PICTURED, is thriving on the challenges that have presented themselves this Sunraysia Cricket Association (SCA) season. Along with signing for a sec- ond stint as the Blues’ international recruit, the 25-year-old was also handed the coaching reigns for the 2016/17 season. Overseeing the development of Coomealla Wen- tworth’s senior teams, the Stoke- on-Trent native said he’s enjoying coaching for the first time. “It wasn’t something I thought about to be honest, the club ap- proached me and asked if I wanted to take it on,” Jordan explained. “We lost a couple of senior play- ers including Jason (Morrison) and Tom Maddocks, and a few things didn’t go our way. “We don’t have many experi- enced heads, so they put it to me, and I was more than happy to take it on. “I will try and put my knowl- edge into these lads, and it will beagoodside,asthereisalotof potential.” Having spent the SCA off-sea - son playing for Premier League outfit Leek Cricket Club, Jordan said the experience was invalu- able. “I didn’t have a great season, but I have become more knowl- edgeable as a player,” he said. “It helped with the coaching side of things as well, as I grew up a bit. “There are things that I was able to put into my game, so it was a big step for me.” Averaging 35 runs – while also taking five wickets – the right- hand opening batsman is pleased with how he’s started his 2016/17 campaign. “I am happy with the way I am batting, but I am disappointed with the way I am getting out,” he said. “It could be a little bit better, I just need to keep my head more. “I am very happy with the way I am batting, considering the sea- son I had over in England.” Currently seventh on the SCA First Division ladder with one win, Jordan is confident the Blues can improve on their sluggish start. “It’s difficult to put a label on what we want to be,” he said. “Obviously we want to make finals, it’s just going to be difficult because of our slow start. “We haven’t been that far off. We have been maybe 30 or 40 runs off from winning some games, so it’s there we just need to put it into practice.” A former development player with County side Staffordshire, the skilful playmaker said he’s happy with how is cricket career has unfolded. “For me cricket is just a hobby and a pastime, I don’t want to take it that seriously,” he said. “I just love it out here, and I love the blokes, so I think that’s all it will be for me. “IgetwhatIwantoutofit,so I am happy.” Mildura 155 Langtree Ave Ph: (03) 5022 2933 Ouyen Britt St (Hospital Site) Ph: (03) 5092 1121 Robinvale 160 Bromley Rd Ph: (03) 5026 3536 Berri 11 Crawford Tc e Ph: (08) 8582 2796 After Hours Emergency 0419 381 125 when available Contact Tankard Dental to book your child’s dental appointment for the school holidays Preventative Dental Services Including: • Consultations • Fissure Sealants • Scale and Clean • X-rays *Providing you have already served your waiting periods, are within your annual limit and you hold an eligible level of cover. SURGERY Super Dental Provider for Mildura Health It won’t cost you anything out of pocket for preventive dental Child Dental Benefits Schedule If you have a child aged 2-17 years you may be issued a dental voucher from Medicare to the value of $1000 and there are no out of pocket expenses if eligible.
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