Published on: 22 February 2013
Mac Robinson (Year 10) may follow in the footsteps of old boy cricket coaches Ashton Turner (2010) and Stevie Eskinazi (2011) if his performance last weekend is anything to go by. The Year 10 student scored a century for the 10As against Wesley on Saturday.
Mac said he felt overwhelmed when he realised he had made 100. “I was really happy – I couldn’t believe I’d actually done it.” When asked if he could score another century against Trinity next weekend, he said: “Hopefully!” Another Year 10 student making his mark is Alec Green, who will represent WA in the National Under 15 Championships next week in Perth. Alec’s selection follows Henry Williams (Year 11), who was selected to play in the tournament last year.
No strangers to scoring a ton, current 7As assistant coach Ashton and 8As coach Stevie began setting records while part of the cricket program at Christ Church before they were selected at the highest levels.
Ashton, who made his debut for the Western Warriors at the WACA this week, was selected in the Australian Under 19s last year and the Prime Minister’s XI earlier this year. Teacher in Charge of Cricket Andrew Greig said Ashton performed well in the 2012 Under 19 World Cup and was then selected for the Prime Minister’s side to play against the West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Ashton, who has a rookie contract with the Western Warriors, said playing against the best in the world and playing alongside current Australian players, including recently retired Test Captain Ricky Ponting, was a huge learning opportunity.
Stevie and old boy Callum How (2011) also performed well in a range of representative cricket matches throughout December and January. Both old boys were selected to represent WA at the National under 19 Championships in Adelaide, contributing to the team’s second place finish in the tournament.
While the pair shared wicket keeping duties, Stevie was rewarded at the end of the series for scores of 116 and 80 as opening batsman, when he was named in the ‘Team of the Championship’. Stevie has since been added to the WA development squad, where he trains alongside many of the younger members of the State squad.
To see Christ Church’s cricket teams in action this Friday and Saturday, click here for fixtures.