Kyabram players Joe Taylor and Tyrone Isitt have been selected to represent Goulburn Murray Cricket in the Melbourne Country Week series.February 12, 2014 4:45am
Joe Taylor and Tyrone Isitt can’t wait to test their skills against some of the best cricketers in country Victoria next week.
Kyabram Fire Brigade Cricket Club’s two overseas players have been selected in the Goulburn Murray Cricket representative side to compete in division three of the annual Melbourne Country Week series.
Taylor summed up his Australian experience so far in two words — fantastic and awesome.
Taylor, 21, admitted he was not quite sure what to expect when he left his native Worchestershire in England to head to country Victoria and Kyabram to play a season with Fire Brigade.
Taylor has not only enjoyed the cricket, but also the people he has met just as much.
‘‘The boys at the (cricket) club and everyone else have made us very welcome. It’s just been terrific,’’ he said.
Taylor’s and Isitt’s hosts during their stay in Kyabram are local cricketing legend Wayne ‘‘Doc’’ Thomas and his wife Karen.
‘‘They have really looked after us well and I couldn’t be happier staying with them,’’ Taylor said.
Taylor said he had enjoyed his first taste of country Australian cricket and life immensely.
He has had a good season with bat and ball. He was a recent star for the Goulburn Murray Cricket team in the Bendigo Country Week series, posting scores of 95, 68 and 30 in three games he played, which included winning the division one title.
‘‘That was a really good experience,’’ he said.
Joe has his sights set on performing well at Melbourne Country Week next week and also trying to help Fire Brigade win the GM premiership.
Joe has met criteria in England to follow a career into medicine, but is still weighing up his career path.
During his stay in Kyabram, he has been working in the laboratory at Greenhams in Tongala in the biochemistry and genetics fields, which he has degrees in.
Isitt believes his and Taylor’s introduction into cricket in Australia was assisted initially by playing some of the weaker sides in the competition.
Read more in the print edition of the Kyabram Free Press.
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