This episode is with one of our favourites at Cricket Mentoring, a fan favourite, one of our incredibly exciting young athletes, and a good mate of mine, Teague Wyllie.
Having just turned 17, Teague is still very early in his cricket journey but has achieved a lot in the past couple of years to make him one of the brightest young batting prospects in WA and Australia.
Having played the whole season as a 16-year-old, Teague opened the batting for Rockingham-Mandurah in the 1st-grade competition this season and scored 627 runs @ an average of 44.79 the 10th most runs in the competition. His outstanding and really consistent performances, helped his side finish second on the ladder at the end of the season and saw him finish 5th in the umpire voted Best & Fairest award for the competition.
Those of you that have followed Cricket Mentoring for a while will know that Teague has been one of our much publicised athletes for a while and has grown his own little following amongst the CM community.
I’ve been coaching/ mentoring him for the past 4 years after I reached out to him via Instagram and am really proud of not only the cricketer he is becoming but also the confident and humble young man he is, which I’m sure you will get an insight to through the way he speaks in this episode.
While he is still young and has a long, long way to go in the game, cricket is in his DNA and he has an exceptional understanding of the game for his age which he talks about through the episode. I was really excited to do this episode as Even though I know him well, I knew I’d learn more about him and from this conversation.
In this episode Teague shared:
- How his dad taught him the fundamentals of the game that are the pillars of the way he plays now
- The moment he believed he was good enough to perform at national level which gave him the belief to keep pushing hsi game and career forward
- How the Cricket Mentoring tour to India two years ago helped his game against spin and how he uses those lessons in grade cricket
- How his emotions were on a rollercoaster during an incredible month that saw him score his first, 1st grade century followed by three ducks in a row and how he bounced back from that
- How he sets up his batting plan for different formats and how he tries to bat all day in two-day cricket
- Plus a whole lot more!
We have a lot of teenage listeners who I have no doubt will get something out of this conversation with a teenager navigating his way through the early stages of his grade cricket career while having big dreams to keep improving and go further in the game.
To follow Teague, you can find him on Instagram at @teaguewyllie04
If you enjoy this conversation, please send him a DM letting him know that you listened to the podcast and enjoyed it.