Cats officials thrilled to land Bay cricketer

Geelong coach Andre Borovec says he is thrilled Apollo Bay youngster Jacob McKenzie, pictured, has decided to have a crack at premier cricket.

Geelong coach Andre Borovec says he is thrilled Apollo Bay youngster Jacob McKenzie, pictured, has decided to have a crack at premier cricket.

Geelong coach Andre Borovec says he is excited to finally expose Apollo Bay quick Jacob McKenzie to Victorian Premier Cricket.

McKenzie, one of the CDCA’s brightest young talents, started pre-season training with the Cats this week, and Borovec said the 19-year-old had committed to the club for the 2016-17 season.

The Sharks product had a breakout season for the coastal club in 2015-16, snaring 27 wickets at an average under 20, while also proving handy with the bat, scoring 241 runs in the middle-order.

Borovec said McKenzie had been on Geelong’s radar after going through the Barwon Rockets junior system and earning a spot in Vic Country’s initial under-19 state squad last year.

McKenzie has moved to Geelong this year to study after completing Year 12 at Trinity College Colac in 2015.
“We’re rapt to have him along,” Borovec said.

“He’s a player we’ve had our eye on for a while and now that he’s studying at Deakin it’s made it a good fit because the travel aspect is taken out of it.

“For him to join us this year is a big inclusion for us,” he said.

“And I’ve met him as well and he’s an outstanding young man, which is a big focus of our recruiting, so he ticks both boxes.”

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