Casino teen receives young cricketer scholarship

Tim Martin receives a certificate for the John McMahon OAM Scholarship as the Young Cricketer of the Year, from the Far North Coast Cricket Council. Picture: Far North Coast Cricket Academy.
Tim Martin receives a certificate for the John McMahon OAM Scholarship as the Young Cricketer of the Year, from the Far North Coast Cricket Council. Picture: Far North Coast Cricket Academy.

Casino Cavaliers top order batsman Tim Martin has been selected for the John McMahon OAM Scholarship as the Young Cricketer of the Year, from the Far North Coast Cricket Council.

The scholarship is awarded by the North Coast Cricket Zone to young cricketers who excel in sportsmanship and fairness consistent within the "spirit of the game"; commitment to improving their personal skills; and their contribution to the community outside of cricket.

The teenager made his top grade debut as a 13-year-old at the Cavs in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket.

He took on the captaincy last season and has been one of the clubs most consistent batsmen.

Martin scored 372 runs last season, including three half centuries.

Has has represented and captained many Far North Coast and North Coast Zone junior pathway sides over the last few years.

Meanwhile, Kaleb Armstrong who has been selected to receive the John McMahon OAM Scholarship as the Junior Cricketer of the Year.

Clubs across the region have been given the green light to return to training under the current COVID-19 restrictions across the state in community sport.

Competitions are expected to start in October.