RISING cricketer Jack Brewer has received one of the state's biggest honours, the C.S. Watson Shield under-16s player of the year award.
The Hammondville teen plays for the Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Association C.S. Watson Shield under-16s representative team.
He is the first Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Association player this century to win the award playing in the C.S. Watson Shield.
The young batsman and medium-pace bowler received his award last week at a Cricket NSW function held at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Fairfield Liverpool C.S. Watson Shield team made the quarter finals.
Jack made 354 runs, averaging 70 with a highest score of 140 in the competition. He took 14 wickets at an average of 15.
Jack, 15, plays in Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Club's third grade team.
It has been a big season for the teenager, who also played for the Fairfield Liverpool's Green Shield under-16s team, which won the final.
"I was surprised to receive the Cricket NSW award for the Watson Shield; it means a lot to me," Jack said at Rosedale Oval on Friday.
Jack plays with Moorebank in the Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Association.
He has played cricket since age seven and his mother Kim has kept accurate records of her son's scores.
For Moorebank, the right-hander has scored 3190 from 116 matches.
Association secretary Peter Moore said Jack is a deserved award winner.
"He's played in different representative age teams for a couple of years and he is a real talent," Moore said.
Jack said he bats in the top order and has his eyes fixed on bolting down a No.3 position for the all the teams he plays in.
Jack said the under-16s Anthony Clark, who captains the Lions' first grade team, had been a good mentor with his cricket.
"Anthony coached me in the Green Shield and has taught me a fair bit," Jack said.
"I have learned to be patient and to play straight which has helped my batting," Jack said.