Taking inspiration from unique places, Jake Weatherald is a cricketer who thinks outside the box. Passionate about music and animals, he is driven to succeed in everything he does.
Weatherald began his cricket career in Darwin, and he got his first major opportunities in the West End Premier League, playing for the Northern Territory Strike. He had early successes, scoring a century against Papua New Guinea in 2013. He then began playing grade cricket in South Australia, initially playing for Sturt as a wicket keeper-batsman before changing clubs to Adelaide University before the 2015–16 season.
Weatherald made his First class debut in February 2016 for South Australia where he scored a half-century with 58 from 83 balls against New South Wales. He managed to hold his place in the side for the rest of the season which saw South Australia make the final but lose to Victoria. Weatherald made 50’s in both innings including 96 in the second innings. This performance saw Weatherald earn his first contract for South Australia in the 2016-17 season as well as his first Big Bash contract. In the lead up to the 2017-18 season Weatherald showed his potential making 96 from 52 balls played in an Australian intra-squad match in Darwin as the national team prepared for their upcoming tour of Bangladesh. Continuing his good form into the 2017-18 season, Weatherald scored two hundreds in the One Day tournament and a break out game against WA in the Sheffield Shield scoring 153 in the first innings and 142 in the second innings. In the final of the BBL in early 2018 Weatherald scored an impressive 115 from 70 balls to lead the Adelaide Strikers to victory in the tournament and was named player of the final.
Music (Electric Guitar), Dogs, AFL (Geelong Supporter)
Animals and animal welfare, Human rights in particular Say Yes to refugees, Violence Against Women Ambassador.
I’m a firm believer in that nothing should ever be the same for the sake of being the same. If you’re not growing, you’re dying.
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