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Meet Rhys McCarthy!

Rhys McCarthyBesides Rob Fisher this year also Rhys McCarthy (24) from New Zealand will play as an overseas for VCC. Below an introduction that he has written himself: “Gidday Team! My name is Rhys McCarthy and I am really looking forward to joining you all for this coming season at VCC. A little about myself, I am 24 year old Kiwi from a little place called Morrinsville which is a densely dutch populated region in the Waikato. I am an aggressive top-order batsman that THINKS he can bowl a bit! The way I got in touch with the club was through Josh ‘Magma’ Lenssen. He is a good mate of mine that I have played with throughout rep cricket but mainly in high school. He could not speak more highly of this club and so far I can see why he kept coming back. So this year I have decided to hang up my boots for the winter rugby season and try to pursue a potential cricketing career. I have spent a couple of season over near Manchester, 2011-2013, playing cricket so I decided why not come to this beautiful place they call Holland. This recent season has been a pretty good one personally. I averaged 47 and scored 520 runs in 13 innings for my club side Morrinsville. I also have just played in the first 2-Day Pink-Ball test in New Zealand for my rep-side , Waikato Valley , which was a great experience. I also know Mitch McCann through Fergus Hickey cricket, which is a sub-union grade that filters into Northern Districts which is a very competitive grade. This year I’m sure will be a strong year for the senior side, as I’ve heard there is a lot of young talent throughout the club. I will be helping out with the juniors as well this year which should be great fun. I’m pretty easy going so please don’t hesitate to say gidday and I look forward to catching up with all of you over a beer or two.”