Ringwood rising star Rushton signs for Wivenhoe - 03/12/15

Jonty Rushton

WIVENHOE TOWN have signed Ringwood rising star Jonty Rushton for the 2016 Two Counties campaign.

Rushton (19) is quite the prospect who currently plays Victorian Premier Cricket in a first grade competition that regularly features Australian stars James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade.

A batting all-rounder, Rushton bats 4-5 for Ringwood behind representative players David King, Tom Stray and Ian Holland.

Whilst underused at grade level, he is a genuine all-rounder who bowls a heavy ball and is currently pushing a rookie contract with the Victorian Bushrangers.

Rushton has been playing first grade for the past two seasons, following his break-through season in 2014/15, which included a tremendous maiden hundred (from 117-5) against Melbourne University. He then followed-up with figures of 2-6 from 7 overs to steer Ringwood to their semi-final win, prior to securing the Premiership the week later.

Earlier in the summer, Rushton represented Victoria at the National Under-19 Championships in Adelaide, where he impressed on debut belting a 62-ball 71 against NSW/ACT Country. Rushton was a key bowler throughout the tournament, averaging 28.67, with an economy rate of 2.87.

On the back of his exploits, Rushton was selected in the Australian Under-19 World Cup extended squad.

Rushton is a player with enormous potential, who Cricket Victoria are closely monitoring for higher honours. He has recently signed to play abroad in 2016 for Two Counties Championship club Wivenhoe Town and hopes his maiden overseas trip will aid his development and progression towards first-class honours.

Whilst abroad, Rushton will be keen to impress at club level to generate County interest, given he benefits from a dual British/Australian Passport. Rushton will certainly be one to watch over the coming few years.

 

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