We’re delighted to announce the signing of Tim Smithies as our Overseas Player for the 2019 season.

Tim is a superb top order batsman from Perth, Australia, having joined his club as a 12 year-old in the Inverarity Shield. Over the last 10 seasons, he has progressed through the age groups to become a regular in 1st grade since the 2016-17 summer.

Tim played for Formby Cricket Club in 2018 in the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition, scoring 440 runs in 23 innings with an average of 20.95 and a highest score of 91.

Upon joining his fellow St Annes team mates for a pre season friendly, Tim said:

“I had a great weekend getting to know everyone at the club during the practice games. It seems fantastic; there’s a great young core at the club and you can see how well everyone gets along, which is key for maintained success over a long season.

 

I was made to feel extremely welcome by the players, by Rich and everyone else I met over the weekend.

 

From what I’ve heard it seems like a very strong competition and I am extremely excited for the challenges that await in this season.

 

Furthermore I am excited to further immerse myself into the St. Anne’s family and want to thank everyone thus far for making me feel so welcome.”

 

Tim Smithies, St Annes CC Overseas Player 2019

Tim Smithies, St Annes CC Overseas Player 2019

 

A big warm welcome to Tim on joining us here at St Annes CC. We wish him all the best for the season.