After a false start last summer, Heatcoat is delighted to announce Australian quick Shea Gribben will join them ahead of their 2021 Devon League campaign.

St Kilda express…

Gribben is a highly regarded quick bowler from Melbourne playing for the powerhouse St Kilda Cricket Club in Victorian Premier Cricket.

The 1st Grade seamer is currently playing alongside the likes of Peter Handscombe, Nic Maddinson (Australia), Adam Crosthwaite (Strikers) and Jonathan Merlo (Stars).

Holder of a British Passport, Gribben has progressed through the St Kilda ranks after representing the Victorian Under-19s (2014/15).

Gribben in full flow in Victorian Premier Cricket for St. Kilda.

Vic Grade success

He cemented his spot in the top flight throughout the 2018/19 season by taking 23 wickets at 27.35, and has continued to enjoy success with another productive 2020/21 season (38 wickets at 22.79).

Shea set for UK stint No. 3

Now he has concluded his domestic season, Gribben is set to embark on his third UK stint in 2021 having signed with Heathcoat for their Devon League campaign.

During his maiden season, he excelled in the Cheshire League, taking 50 wickets at 13.14 for Stockport, then followed-up with a top-10 finish in the Northants ECB Premier League in a struggling (and subsequently relegated) Wollaston side (39 wickets at 23.31).

Shea starred for Wollaton during his last UK stint.

Gribben is an incredibly talented quick, who doubles as a competent batter in the lower order.

A personal trainer by trade and equipped with coaching qualifications, the Victorian was set to play for Heathcoat pre-COVID, but will finally get his chance for the upcoming summer.