Go! & Express
Cambridge High School cricket boys reflect on successful season
The Go!& Express newspaper caught up with Cambridge High School cricketers Brady Hoole and Jessi Simpson at the end of a successful cricket season.
How do you feel about your cricket performance this season?
BRADY: I started the season slowly, but gained confidence and then ended the season off well.
JESSI: I am very proud of my performance this season, but I know that I can still improve my performance in the next season.
What would you say was the highlight of the season?
BRADY: My highlight of the season was scoring 110 not out off 66 balls against
JESSI: My highlight of the season was in the match against Port Rex with Brady Hoole, where we scored a 254 run partnership and I made 94 runs.
What do you love most about cricket?
BRADY: Every game is a challenge for you to do better than the last game. JESSI: I love that it is a very skillful sport that I find very relaxing.
What would you say is the most challenging thing about playing cricket?
BRADY: Spending hours in the very hot sun and not always being able to make a good contribution to your team. JESSI: Having to be very patient and getting your timing just right.
Do you have any goals in the sport?
BRADY: My goal is to make the school’s first team in every sport I play and possibly even make it into the Border school’s team.
JESSI: Yes, I would like to become a professional cricket player when I am older.
Who do you credit as your inspiration? BRADY: My older brothers did very well in sports at school and made numerous Border teams in a wide range of sports. I would love to be able to follow in their footsteps.
JESSI: My teammates, my family and my coaches.
Do you have any tips or tricks that you learned that improved how you play that you can share with your fellow cricket players?
BRADY: I play indoor cricket which definitely helps with having a quick reaction on the field. You also need lots of practice and you have to play each ball on merit.
JESSI: I have found that discipline is an important key in a sport like cricket. Also the more time you put into practicing the better you get.