The Hills are delighted to confirm the signing of in-form Victorian Grade quick Sean McNicholl for their 2023 Leinster Cricket Union campaign.
McNicholl is a right-arm seam bowler currently playing for Greenvale Kangaroos in the Victorian Premier Cricket competition.
Over the last three years (two punctuated by COVID) he has taken over 100 wickets for the Kangaroo’s first team, highlighted by a 36 wicket 2019/20 season (the second most wickets in first grade) culminated with selection in the Victorian Premier Cricket Team of the Year at the age of 21.
McNicholl’s success both on and off the field was recognised with Victorian Premier Cricket combined XI selection (2021). This side played the State squad in lieu of Second XI cricket due to COVID. Furthermore, his leadership credentials were recognised by the Roos who included him in the leadership group and appointed him the role of deputy vice-captain despite being one of the younger members of the 1st XI Team.
This summer (2022/23), McNicholl continues to impress in first grade for the Roos with 14 wickets at 23.21, including his maiden first grade 5-wicket haul (5-53 v Melbourne) recently.
The Australian quick is a promising cricketer who aspires to break into professional cricket in the future, whether that be at home or abroad. McNicholl benefits from both British and Irish Passports courtesy of his Derry (Northern Ireland) born father.
Last summer, McNicholl played his maiden UK stint. He enjoyed a successful season in the Cheshire County Cricket League for Bramhall Cricket Club (40 plus wickets). He was also heavily involved with the junior set-up, something he enjoyed throughout the summer.
For 2023, the dual Passport holder is set to embark on a second European venture, this time to play in the top tier of the Leinster Cricket League for The Hills. The quick will be hoping to impress in the League in a view to generating Leinster Lightning interest.