McDermott signs on to Tassie rookie deal
Young wicketkeeper-batsman joins Jake Doran in Hobart
12 April 2015, 07:32 PM AEST
Another rising star of Australian cricket is heading south after Ben McDermott signed a two-year Rookie contract with the Tasmanian Tigers.
McDermott heads to Hobart with ex-NSW Blues batsman Jake Doran, who made the move interstate last month.
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Son of former Australia paceman and Bupa Support Staff Bowling Coach Craig, McDermott leaves his home state of Queensland after representing the Bulls and Brisbane Heat in all three formats over the past two seasons.
While his father and older brother Alister are known for their deeds with the ball, McDermott plies his trade as wicketkeeper-batsman, starring for Australia at Under-19 level.
“Tassie have given me an opportunity that no one else could so I'm very excited to be part of the squad for the next two seasons,” McDermott said.
“It is a big move for me but my family and close friends have been very supportive of the move.
“I definitely think it is the right one. It's the best way to keep my game progressing and to keep on getting better.
“To make the move even better is the signing of good mate Jake Doran who I am looking forward to training and playing with again.”
The Tigers have made several changes to their 2014-15 roster, releasing Jonathan Wells, Tim van der Gugten and Michael Hill.
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