Whitby Cricket Club skipper Will Donald ended his stint playing in Australia by helping Westbury Shamrocks to victory in the Cricket North Premiership Grand Final.
The top-order batsman and spin bowler has enjoyed his winter Down Under, helping the Shamrocks to double success.
Donald said: “We won the Cricket North Premiership, which is the premier two-day competition in the city of Launceston where I’ve been for the summer.
“In the new year we won the Greater Northern One Day Cup which is the main one-day competition across the north of Tasmania, so it’s good to be returning with a couple of medals.
“I didn’t have the best game personally (in the Grand Final).
“Our seamers tore through their batting so I only got a couple of overs with the ball, I battled for an hour or so with the bat before edging a wide one to slip which was frustrating.
“But we put in a brilliant team performance so that’s all that matters.”
Donald admits it has been a different world to plying his trade for Whitby in the North Yorkshire South Durham League.
He added: “It’s certainly been a different playing experience to what we have at home.
“It’s been good to play out-and-out one-day cricket and it was also a great experience to play in two-day matches.
“There has been different challenges such as coping with the heat and the grounds we have played on, but I’ve enjoyed it.”