Jayden Goodwin stars for Western Australia in 2018/19 Under 17 Male National Championships

On the pitch: Jayden Goodwin has captained Western Australia throughout the 2018/19 Under 17 Male National Championships in Mackay. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.
On the pitch: Jayden Goodwin has captained Western Australia throughout the 2018/19 Under 17 Male National Championships in Mackay. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.

Colts all-rounder Jayden Goodwin has made his presence known thanks to impressive results in the Cricket Australia 2018/19 Under 17 Male National Championships. 

Taking up the captain’s mantle for Western Australia, Jayden has already led his side to several convincing wins in Mackay. 

Jayden provided a thrilling display with the bat against Victoria Country on Friday, knocking 114 runs not out off 151 balls in the side’s six wicket win.

He excelled in WA’s showdown with South Australia, hitting 76no off 103 balls and taking one catch. WA went on to defeat South Australia by four wickets. 

The captain also knocked 64 off 75 and took two wickets against Tasmania. 

He’s on the right path, as long as he stays humble, hungry, and focused I think he will go a long way.

Murray Goodwin, Jayden's father

Jayden’s glorious 93no off 113 balls failed to prevent the ACT/NSW Country side from taking down WA by three wickets.

The effort did, however, make for his third consecutive half-century for the tournament. 

After being taken out for a duck against the northern Territory, he recovered to knock 65 off 100 in WA’s 125-run victory over Tasmania on Monday. 

Jayden’s father and Colts teammate Murray Goodwin said Jayden had the determination to achieve success in the sport. 

“He was disappointed they lost the game against Tasmania, at the end of the day he’s captain and he wants to win every game,” he said. 

“He thinks about the team more so than himself, and I think that’s why he gets a fair bit of respect from the Western Australian Cricket Association. 

“He’s on the right path, as long as he stays humble, hungry, and focused I think he will go a long way.” 

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