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