Cricket Willow UK Scholarship 2020
Date of Event Country Central Highlands: Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:41PM

Cricket Willow and the Central Highlands Region are once again offering one local cricketer the opportunity to play a season of club cricket in the United Kingdom in 2020.


The recipient will spend the season with Alnwick Cricket Club in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League, from April to September 2020.


Thanks to the generous support from Alnwick Cricket Club, the Central Highlands Region and the Tinetti family at Cricket Willow, the scholarship will also include the following:


  • Return airfares to the UK
  • Accommodation & employment support while in the UK
  • Jabaroo cricket gear (valued at $1,000)


The selected player will be required to:


  • Obtain travel insurance (approx. $400)
  • Obtain the appropriate visa (approx. $80)
  • Obtain a passport
  • Book flights
  • Assist with promotion of cricket in the Central Highlands before departure


Cricketers from the Central Highlands Region aged between 19 and 28 years are invited to submit an expression of interest via email to by 11:59pm Sunday 15th December 2019.


The expression of interest must include the following:


  1. A cover letter, which includes:
    1. Cricketing achievements
    2. Cricket coaching or other coaching history
    3. Future aspirations for cricket, study and/or employment
    4. Reasons for wanting to playing cricket in the UK
  2. A current resumé
  3. Contact details for two referees
  4. A signed agreement from your parents or guardian to confirm financial commitments can be met (for those applicants under 21 years of age)


All expressions of interest will be assessed on merit by a Selection Committee made up of members from the Central Highlands Region Board, Cricket Willow and Cricket Victoria. The main selection criteria will be cricketing ability, leadership qualities, maturity and sportsmanship.


The successful applicant will be announced in early January 2020. Following the announcement, it is expected that the successful applicant will be available to assist with several initiatives to promote cricket in the Central Highlands Region in early 2020.


For further information please contact:

Tom McCarthy, Cricket Manager – Central Highlands  

M: 0466 620 758


Last updated: Thursday November 28, 2019 3:41PM
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