All-round performance gives local lad spot in state team

The outstanding Oliver Cronin.

Mullumbimby High School student Oliver Cronin cemented his reputation as an oustanding cricketer after he collected his first hat trick and scored 130 runs in the same match.

Oliver was playing for the north coast rep side in the NSW Combined High Schools open boys cricket championship when he had his purple patch.

Going into the final day of the tournament he was averaging 60 with the bat before scoring a solid century and backing it up with a four-wicket bowling haul, including a hat trick.

For his efforts he was named joint player of the carnival and was selected for the NSW CHS First XI that will compete in Sydney next March.

Last year he was part of the U/17 NSW Country Cricket Team that went on to win the national championships.

Oliver also represents Mullum High in futsal, soccer and basketball and is also an accomplished athlete in the high jump.

For two years running he came first in high jump at the NSW CHS state athletics championships in Sydney and holds the school, zone and regional records.

On top of all this he is also an accomplished mathematician.

‘As a high school, Mullumbimby has consistently been at the forefront on sporting performance within the north coast region. As a sporting school community, we recognise the need to achieve success, nurture young talent to produce champion athletes, teams and positive role models within the community,’ Mullumbimby High’s Sarah Connah said.

‘Mullumbimby staff have provided the most appropriate learning environment for Oliver to realise his potential. Indeed, he took hold of every opportunity provided to him in his personal quest to achieve excellence in all areas of his schooling’.

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