Tasmanian prospect James Whiteley signs for Ponteland - 05/12/14

James Whiteley PONTELAND have secured the services of promising Tasmanian age-group batsman James Whiteley for next season.

Whiteley (19) is an exciting batting prospect who has acted as vice-captain for the Tasmanian Under-17s (2011/12) and Under-19s (2013/14) during the Australian Championships.

A tall, left-handed batsman, Whiteley boasts an impressive record at age-group cricket for the State. He struck 124* against NSW during the 2011/12 National carnival en-route to topping Tasmania’s run averages (213 runs at 30.42).

He also skippered the North Tasmania Cricket Team to four consecutive age-group, intra-state carnival victories – only losing 1 of 16 games played (he also won player of the carnival in 2006).

After four season's playing for local club Launceston, he has since moved to play in Tasmania's top flight club competition this summer. He is playing for Glenorchy where he bats at the top of the order in a first grade side that includes State players Luke Butterworth, Brett Geeves and Australian international's Ed Cowan and Ben Dunk.

The talented youngster is a player for the future and is eager to impress once again on his return to Northern shores after a successful maiden UK stint in 2014.

Playing in Division 3 of the Airedale and Wharfedale Senior Cricket League, Whiteley struck 810 runs at 47.60 for Illingworth and whilst he was used sparingly with the ball, he did pick up best bowling figures of 6-40.


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