Jake Doran2022-03-23T13:38:28+00:00

Jake Doran

Date of Birth 02/11/1996
Age 25
NationalityAustralian
Player Status Unavailable
Playing Role Wicket-Keeper
Bowling Style LA Medium Pace
Batting Style LH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Tasmania, Sydney Thunder, Hobart Hurricanes, Australia U19s, Cricket Australia XI, Australia Prime Minister's XI, New South Wales U23s, U19s, U17s, Hampshire Cricket Academy, Hampshire Second XI
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Jake Doran is a high-class talent who, several years ago, was touted as the “next big thing” in Australian cricket. In his teens, Doran earned comparisons with Andrew Strauss and Mike Hussey, was the focus of a bidding war between two states (NSW and Tasmania), played in an Ashes tour match (at 16), and had a taste of captaining his country.

He has since played State cricket for Tasmania, represented Big Bash League sides Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes, and skippered the Cricket Australia XI against the touring Pakistani’s, following a century (102*) against the Sri Lankan’s in January 2019.

Doran’s journey in the game started as a youngster and, after the summer of 2013/14, he started to hit headlines, after breaking Doug Walters's record as the youngest player ever to represent the NSW 2nd XI, debuting at the age of 16. He was also given a taste of senior international cricket that summer when he played for a Cricket Australia Chairman's XI against England and then again, the following season in a T20 match against South Africa in Sydney.

Australia's top scorer at the 2014 Under-19 World Cup, Doran was handed a NSW rookie contract for the 2014/15 season and also signed with Sydney Thunder, making him the youngest player to ink a KFC T20 Big Bash League contract.

Doran was then snapped up by Tasmania for the 2015/16 season, made his Sheffield Shield debut against Western Australia, then struck half-centuries against Queensland (68) and South Australia (50) in his second and fourth first-class matches respectively. Doran scored 301 runs at 21.50 (2015/16) and 288 runs at 24 (2016/17) in his opening two Shield seasons – he showed plenty of promise but had yet to produce the highly anticipated results.

Nevertheless, bring on the 2017/18 season, he converted his promise into performance, striking 6 half-centuries and his maiden ton – 114 against South Australia to finish with a season tally of 756 runs at 44.47.

After two stints with the Thunder, he joined the Hurricanes for the 2018/19 BBL – however, opportunities over the past two campaigns have been limited to only 4 matches. He has, though, been a key member of Tasmania’s red-ball side, with season tally's of 235 runs at 23.50 (2019/20), and 615 runs at 43.92 (2020/21).

Doran, though, remains a quality prospect, who is open to a UK return to continue his development, having previously spent the 2015 season with Home Counties Premier League club Henley (281 runs at 70.25), whilst training with the EICA (Elite International Academy) at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Henley (2015) 7 7 3 281 121 70.25 23.1 86 9 3/13 9.56
Date of Birth 02/11/1996
Age 25
NationalityAustralian
Player StatusUnavailable
Playing RoleWicket-Keeper
Player Status Unavailable
Bowling Style LA Medium Pace
Batting Style LH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Tasmania, Sydney Thunder, Hobart Hurricanes, Australia U19s, Cricket Australia XI, Australia Prime Minister's XI, New South Wales U23s, U19s, U17s, Hampshire Cricket Academy, Hampshire Second XI
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Jake Doran is a high-class talent who, several years ago, was touted as the “next big thing” in Australian cricket. In his teens, Doran earned comparisons with Andrew Strauss and Mike Hussey, was the focus of a bidding war between two states (NSW and Tasmania), played in an Ashes tour match (at 16), and had a taste of captaining his country.

He has since played State cricket for Tasmania, represented Big Bash League sides Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes, and skippered the Cricket Australia XI against the touring Pakistani’s, following a century (102*) against the Sri Lankan’s in January 2019.

Doran’s journey in the game started as a youngster and, after the summer of 2013/14, he started to hit headlines, after breaking Doug Walters's record as the youngest player ever to represent the NSW 2nd XI, debuting at the age of 16. He was also given a taste of senior international cricket that summer when he played for a Cricket Australia Chairman's XI against England and then again, the following season in a T20 match against South Africa in Sydney.

Australia's top scorer at the 2014 Under-19 World Cup, Doran was handed a NSW rookie contract for the 2014/15 season and also signed with Sydney Thunder, making him the youngest player to ink a KFC T20 Big Bash League contract.

Doran was then snapped up by Tasmania for the 2015/16 season, made his Sheffield Shield debut against Western Australia, then struck half-centuries against Queensland (68) and South Australia (50) in his second and fourth first-class matches respectively. Doran scored 301 runs at 21.50 (2015/16) and 288 runs at 24 (2016/17) in his opening two Shield seasons – he showed plenty of promise but had yet to produce the highly anticipated results.

Nevertheless, bring on the 2017/18 season, he converted his promise into performance, striking 6 half-centuries and his maiden ton – 114 against South Australia to finish with a season tally of 756 runs at 44.47.

After two stints with the Thunder, he joined the Hurricanes for the 2018/19 BBL – however, opportunities over the past two campaigns have been limited to only 4 matches. He has, though, been a key member of Tasmania’s red-ball side, with season tally's of 235 runs at 23.50 (2019/20), and 615 runs at 43.92 (2020/21).

Doran, though, remains a quality prospect, who is open to a UK return to continue his development, having previously spent the 2015 season with Home Counties Premier League club Henley (281 runs at 70.25), whilst training with the EICA (Elite International Academy) at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Henley (2015) 7 7 3 281 121 70.25 23.1 86 9 3/13 9.56
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