Lichfield lure top Prospect in Patrick Meaney - 20/01/15

Patrick MeaneyLICHFIELD have signed promising seam bowler Patrick Meaney ahead of their 2015 Staffs Clubs campaign.

Meaney (19) is a talented opening bowler who has played 39 senior matches in the South Australian Grade Competition.

This summer he has started to establish himself in Prospect Districts’ A Grade alongside first-class players Sam Miller (South Australia) and Ross Whiteley (Worcestershire).

Meaney started his senior cricket as a 16-year-old in 2011/12, following a prolific junior career which included 34 wickets at 12.53 in the SACA Grade: BankSA Shield Under-16 and 17 competitions (2009/10-2010/11).

In 2012/13, he progressed through the grades, hitting an undefeated century (100*) in the C Grade and finishing the season in B Grade. Since the start of the 2013/14 season, Meaney has played a combination of A (11) and B (13) Grade matches.

He is enjoying a break-through season with the ball in-particular this summer with 35 wickets at 11.71 across the grades at the point of writing.

He has taken 21 of these wickets in the B grade with an average of 9.52 and best bowling figures of 7-40. Meaney has also taken 9 wickets at 18.77 in the A Grade (both 2-Day and One-Day Cup competitions).

Meaney also continues to make valuable contributions with the bat in the lower-middle order with numerous 30s/40s in the B Grade.

Lichfield are hoping their new Aussie recruit will help push them towards the Staffordshire Premier title and promotion back into the Birmingham League this summer.


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