South Cricket Club is taking the next step in its development by going on an aggressive recruitment campaign as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the 2023/24 Barrier District Cricket League season.
We caught up with South Cricket Club president Ben Franklyn and the club’s newest recruit, Tristen Smith.
“Tristen is one of Broken Hill’s better cricketers. He’s an all-rounder. He’s a spinner. He’s a wicket keeper and he’s a quite an aggressive batsman, too,” Ben Franklyn told the Truth.
“What excites me about Tristen, aside from his ability, is his enthusiasm to come to the club. He has seen the juniors we have, how exciting things are looking.
“To have players of Tristen’s calibre come to South is pretty special and a good indication of how good the culture at the club has become over the last 10 years.”
Tristen told us he was looking forward to a fresh challenge and was enjoying cricket again.
“I feel like is my strength is helping to progress players, so it is an exciting project at South Cricket Club.
“It is exciting. Trying something new, and I am really looking forward to it and we will see what happens. Maybe even bring up my first 100 in Broken Hill this year would be nice.”
Will Tristen swapping the black and white of Central for the red and white of South kick off an off-season player scramble across the local League? We don’t know about that, but we can confirm South’s recruitment drive isn’t finished with yet.
“It has been pleasant having preliminary talks with a few players around town and a few ex-players that haven’t played for a couple of years who have seen what we’ve been doing,” a smiling Ben Franklyn says.