Injury almost sabotaged a cricket dream years in the making, but Maryborough’s Cameron McClure powered through and is now in the running for nationals later this year.
McClure started his cricketing journey out at Dunolly in juniors and then made the move to the Maryborough Cricket Club where he had played his first A grade game by the age of 15.
After a stand-out season with Wendouree the year after, McClure was picked up by the Essendon Cricket Club in 2018 and packed his bags and headed to Melbourne.
Now aged 17, McClure has made both the 2018-19 Central Highlands under 18 and the Victoria Country under 19s squads despite suffering both a neck and shoulder injury in the last 12 months.
“I had an injury last year in my in my first year at Essendon, in the preseason camp I fractured my shoulder and I was out for the whole preseason and so they didn’t really know what I was like,” he said.
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