Two of the MWAS Scholarships holders, Cricketers Hudson Toomey and Gerrard (Ringo) McKenna have been performing well over the last two seasons and both players will be in contention to compete at the under 16’s talent Carnival in Perth in January. Should they perform well at this tournament they could be selected in the state under 17 training squads.
Hudson has travelled to Perth on a number of occasions over the least two seasons playing for the Fremantle District Cricket Club in the under 15’s and under 17’s competitions. He has batted particularly well against strong opposition with an average of 42.43 in all grades and a highest score of 102 in the 2015-16 season and 56 not out in the current season.
Ringo is currently playing for Wanderers Cricket Club in Geraldton and has recently been selected for the Senior Country Week team. He is the second leading wicket taker in GRCB cricket.
He has made 1373 runs at an average of 40.38, with a highest score of 74. His bowling is quite outstanding with 126 wickets at an average of 8.52 and best figures of 5 wickets for 3 runs. He has made 378 runs and taken 37 wickets already this season.
Both cricketers constant improvement to be the best they can has been due to access to a broad range of coaches, both in Perth and in Geraldton including, Martin Tobin - Batting, Jason Yip – WACA and Gerard Marquis – Bowling.
They are also benefiting from the strength and conditioning work done with Todd Teakle at Central West Health and Rehabilitation and Ringo has indicated how much he valued the sports psychology sessions conducted by Three Spires Performance Consulting.