Jones stars at national carnival
Tom Price strike bowler Craig Jones has capped off a big year with another strong showing at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships in Alice Springs last week.
Since his conclusion of last year’s NICC, Jones has moved from Tom Price to Perth to play for Rockingham-Mandurah and has been working hard to further hone his cricketing skills.
“I moved down to Perth hoping to play first grade and I’m playing second grade at the moment, but that was a move I made after being here last year,” he said.
“The biggest challenge was probably been finding my feet.
“Everyone was pretty welcoming at the club. I didn’t have any problems fitting in and I knew a lot of the fellas that were already there, so it was pretty cruisy.”
One difference Jones noticed with the relocation was the focus on high performance.
“It is very competitive, even if it is just within yourself, you know you’ve got to beat yourself on what you were last week or last year,” he said.
“From our team point of view, we’ve taken more of a highperformance approach to this year’s tournament, so we’ve got a better side on paper.
“We’ve got a good core group now, we’ve had the same core for the last three or four years and we are starting to become really strong.”
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