The outstanding link between Melbourne-based club Brunswick CC and Calmore Sports Club has once again come to fruition as we are delighted to announce the signing of 18-year-old Australian Ben Moss.
Ben joins a distinguished list of Calmore and Brunswick players who have represented both the ‘More and the ‘Wicks in years gone by. Calmore’s James Hibberd and James Rose have both travelled ‘Down Under’ whilst Tim ‘TJ’ Lumsden, Gordon Pritchard and Brenton Allen came the other way.
Ben is a top order left-handed batsman who has risen through the ranks at Brunswick and, in recent years, broken into the first Xi who play Sub District cricket. He joins us with great reviews from both Gordon and Brenton who have highlighted that he will adjust to English conditions well, and has all the patience and confidence needed to score big runs.
“I am really looking forward to coming over and playing for Calmore this year,” the 18-year-old said. “I have heard from all the Brunswick players that have been there that it’s a really good club with good people.
“Hopefully we can have a good season and achieve the goals the club has set.”
First XI skipper Mark Lavelle is delighted to have secured Ben’s services. “It is great to have an overseas player coming over. We said a lot last year in Division One that games were being taken away from us by opposition overseas players and that was the only real difference, so to have one this year will help bolster our batting further and enhance the atmosphere of the field as well.
“We know our ambitions for the season ahead as a playing group and Ben wholeheartedly buys into that. I have spoken to our former overseas players from Brunswick and they couldn’t speak highly enough of him as a lad, which for me is as important as his ability, so knowing Ben will have no problems fitting in and is keen to get involved as much as possibly really bodes well for the summer ahead.”
He is due to arrive in early April and will be available for all of our pre-season fixtures, giving him time to adjust to both the English weather and playing conditions.
We look forward to welcoming him to Loperwood Park for what is set to be an exciting 2016 season.
The club has also moved to secure other signings ahead of the important SEPCL Division Two campaign and are pleased to welcome both Matt Hardy from Cadnam CC, who scored over 1,100 runs including a swashbuckling century against the Calmore Second XI in County 3 South last season and Liam Newton, formerly of Kenilworth CC in Warwickshire, who has recently moved down to the area and has joined the club in their pre-season training.