Kids’ top results hit club for a six

Killing it: Jack Jobson and Luke Meek continue to impress. Pictures: Chris Lane
Killing it: Jack Jobson and Luke Meek continue to impress. Pictures: Chris Lane

Two of Tahmoor Cricket Club’s brightest young stars have recently shined on the big stage.

Luke Meek and Jack Jobson impressed their teammates, coaches and club family with great efforts on the field.

Luke was selected to captain the NSW Metro Under 13’s boys indoor cricket team in Toowoomba earlier this year.

The talented youngster led the side to a hard-fought victory at the end of the tournament.

NSW was victorious in five games, drew two and lost two.

Tahmoor Cricket Club president Craig Bethune said Luke’s tenacity in the championships was unbelievable.

“Luke hurt his hand after six games,” the president said. “Unbeknownst to us, it was fractured.

“But he continued to play with it heavily strapped and under the care of the physio.

“Luke was the second highest run scorer of the tournament with 190 runs and he was selected in the Australia side.”

Australia will face New Zealand in the World Series in September.

Under-10s player Jack Jobson also made waves this year, becoming the first and only player in Australia to score a 50 in Cricket Australia’s new ‘stage one’ format. He scored his half-tonne off just 20 balls.

“The new stage one formats have several changes such as the wicket length being reduced from 20.12 metres to 16 metres, making it easier for kids to bowl,” Bethune said. “Jack’s team went on to win the under-10s Red’s competition. It was a great success for the club and cricket in the district.”

Jack was also named Under-10s representative player of the year.