Georgetown batsman top-scores so far this season

STROKE: Matt Fejo swats the ball while playing for Georgetown in the Rocky River cricket competition. After a relatively-late start in the sport, he has developed into a handy all-rounder.
STROKE: Matt Fejo swats the ball while playing for Georgetown in the Rocky River cricket competition. After a relatively-late start in the sport, he has developed into a handy all-rounder.

Georgetown cricketer Matt Fejo is a man of few words - he lets his bat do the talking.

In the Rocky River competition so far this season, Fejo has the biggest single-innings score with 95 at Gladstone against the home team.

He ranks fifth for total runs scored while batting at number three or four and is handy with the ball.

It is not a bad outcome for a player who came to the game at 16 years old after a few rounds of backyard cricket.

"I began A grade cricket at 17 after starting the sport in juniors at 16. In between, I had a break to play tennis," he said.

Now 23, Fejo is a diesel mechanic at Pringles in Crystal Brook. He is a fast bowler and attributes his skills with bat and ball to learning from "everyone else I used to play with".

"My uncle Greg Baynes was a good cricketer and helped me. He played for Georgetown as well," he said.

Asked why he liked the game, he replied: "It is a good social sport really. It is good to catch up with everyone every weekend."

In his top-scoring innings, he missed out on a century by five runs.

"It would have been good to reach 100, but I was pretty happy with 95," he said.

The competition was in recess at the Australia Day long weekend.

Match reports by our correspondent Stephen Hollow will return in The Flinders News next week.

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