George Town a hit for import

GEORGE Town's England import Harry Bolland is enjoying his stint playing NTCA cricket with the Saints.

The 18-year-old batting all- rounder hails from Cornwall where he plays in the premier division competition for local club Redruth.

A top-order batsman and left- arm orthodox spinner, Bolland said the NTCA competition compared favourably with the standard he was used to in England.

"It has been good playing here and everyone has helped me settle in well and it's just a really nice quiet place to be actually, George Town," he said.

"Unfortunately the weather hasn't been as I'd like it to be but they tell me it is only going to get better soon.

"I'm looking forward to summer starting and the wickets hardening up and hopefully we can get some good results in and see what happens."

Bolland said he was happy with his form so far, scoring 63 with the bat for George Town against Mowbray in his first A-grade match.

"That was a nice way to start but unfortunately last week the results haven't been ideal and the scores have been quite low and I think on everyone's behalf we are not performing as well as we'd like to.

"But I think I made a good start and I can only hope I can carry it on throughout the whole season."

Bolland is in the state until April when he will return home to play the next English season, which starts at the end of that month.

He said generally there were more experienced cricketers playing in his local Cornwall competition than younger players.

"We had a young player here at George Town called Gabe Bell who recently went down to Hobart and the club was saying all the best young players here get snapped up and move down there which is not the case in Cornwall," he said.

"There's not really many young players and the majority are older guys and a bit more experienced."

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