TOM JACKSON IS A 16-YEAR-OLD TIM LUDEMAN CLONE
ALEX OATES, Geelong AdvertiserOctober 10, 2017 11:07am
HE’S the 16-year-old Tim Ludeman clone.
And Tom Jackson is making waves on the Australian cricket scene.
After a fruitful national championships with Victoria, where he blasted 201 runs in eight matches, Jackson launched his Premier cricket career with a matchwinning half-century for Geelong on Sunday.
The knock impressed the Cats’ coaching staff, who are already considering a move to draft the talented youngster into the first XI.
“It was a fine innings,” Geelong coach Andre Borovec said from the sidelines.
“He’s a good, young talent.”
Borovec lured the wicketkeeper batsman to Kardinia Park after identifying his star qualities during last year’s Barwon Rockets carnival, where he performed strongly for the Western Waves.
Jackson made a seamless transition to the Cats, clubbing 71 from 69 balls against Northcote.
“It was a good start,” a humble Jackson told Extra Cover post match.
Photo - Geelong batsman Tom Jackson playing for Victoria at the under-17 national championships in Queensland. Pictures: Brody Grogan Photography. http://www.brodygrogan.com