Bury pro Bennett gets the call-up for tour of Australia

A CRICKETING pro from New Zealand has had to cut short his time in Suffolk after being picked for a tour in Australia for up-and-coming talent.

A CRICKETING pro from New Zealand has had to cut short his time in Suffolk after being picked for a tour in Australia for up-and-coming talent.

Hamish Bennett, 21, who signed as Bury's professional this year has enjoyed his nine-week stint at the Victory ground.

In this time he has passed on his knowledge of the game to a variety of age groups and contributed to a successful first part of the season for Bury St Edmunds first XI.

He has enjoyed sponsorship from Cecil and Larter and would not rule out a return to the UK in the future.


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The youngster, who plays for Canterbury Wizards 'back home', says the highlight of his career thus far was bowling out Kevin Pietersen when the New Zealand A-team took on England back in February 2008.

“I have enjoyed my time in Suffolk.

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“I didn't get to travel about the county much because of cricketing commitments, so it would be nice to come back one day.”

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