North East Cheshire Cricket Club is delighted to announce that the overseas player for the club’s maiden season in 2019 will be 19 year-old Australian batsman Charlie Dahlenburg from Geelong Cricket Club in Melbourne.
Charlie comes highly recommended as an emerging talent in the highly-competitive breeding ground of Victoria Premier Cricket and will bolster the club’s batting ranks for the forthcoming Cheshire Cricket League Division 1 campaign.
Beginning the year in Second Grade, Charlie kicked off the 2018/19 season in impressive style with an opening day 72 against Melbourne Cricket Club and had peeled off 141 runs at a healthy average of 47 when exam commitments led to an enforced absence.
Charlie has since been battling back through the grades and added further half centuries in Fourth and Third Grade before playing finals cricket for the latter. Sadly, Geelong lost a high-scoring semi-final with Ringwood by just 6 runs last weekend and with that Charlie’s season came to a premature end.
In addition to first team commitments with the Jets, Charlie will also have a big impact on junior cricket as he will be eligible for the ECB U19 Vitality T20 Blast competition and will be a presence across junior training sessions on Friday evenings.
Look out for an interview with Charlie coming to neccc.co.uk in the coming weeks, but for now we wish him all the best for the remainder of his time in Australia and look forward to welcoming him to the UK and to North East Cheshire Cricket Club on 10th April.
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