Gilchrist pre­sen­ta­tion caps off dream de­but

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - SPORT - Jes­sica War­riner

TIM David (21) burst into the Big Bash League with a dream de­but.

Adam Gilchrist pre­sented the for­mer Scotch Col­lege stu­dent with his cap on Jan­uary 1 and he went on to form a win­ning part­ner­ship with Perth Scorchers skip­per Adam Vo­ges against the Syd­ney Sixers.

“I met Gilly the other day; he’s ob­vi­ously been there and done it, and to be able to have him say a few words and present me with my hat was awe­some,” David said.

“He re­minded me to al­ways have an at­ti­tude to help the team out and give a lot to them, and that I’ll get more out of it if I do that.”

The Scorchers debu­tant, who trains at the WACA Acad­emy un­der men­tors like Ge­off Marsh, said it was fan­tas­tic to get out there and play for the side.

“It was re­ally, re­ally ex­cit­ing, es­pe­cially to play a home game; we get such good sup­port (at the WACA),” he said.

David played one of the shots of the night, smash­ing a six in the se­cond-last over of the match.

“I thought it might be a bit tight, so I thought I’d bet­ter make con­tact,” he said.

“To get us closer to win­ning felt great.”

The Scorchers de­feated the Sixers with five balls to spare (4-170 to 4167).

In between train­ing, David stud­ies com­merce at the UWA. His goal for the year is to keep en­joy­ing the ride.

“I’m study­ing a bit, so I want to keep do­ing well with that and try­ing to progress with my cricket,” he said.

Pic­ture: Getty Im­ages

Tim David mak­ing his Big Bash League de­but with the Perth Scorchers.

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