A little over a year ago Gunn & Moore player Jordan Silk was a substitute fielder for Australia in a Test match and yet to make his first-class debut for Tasmania. Now, he is the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year, having been rewarded by his peers for an unfashionably patient approach to batting, and some spectacular tricks turned in the field.
Among the bevy of young players pushing for higher honours over the past 12 months, Silk has stood out for his determination at the batting crease, grinding out centuries when others have preferred a more hasty approach, encouraged in part by the avalanche of Twenty20 cricket and its attendant riches.
Following that sub appearance in the Hobart Test against Sri Lanka, Silk was brought into the Tasmanian Sheffield Shield side and quickly showed a level of application rare among batsmen of his age. Four hundreds during the voting period included a six-hour effort against Queensland in the Shield final at Bellerive Oval, its sheer obstinacy driving the Bulls' bowlers to distraction.
Silk was rewarded for that innings with an Australia A call-up during the winter, and maintained his first-class form at the start of this summer. He has since taken part in the Big Bash League for the Sydney Sixers, stunning the Gabba crowd with a rasping catch at mid on against the Brisbane Heat.
Everyone at Gunn & Moore sends massive congratulations to Jordan and we are proud that he chosen us to help him develop his career.