The week after former SUCC off-spinner, Will Somerville, made his Test debut for New Zealand, another of our former players, Cam Hawkins, has made his first-class debut for Otago.
Hawkins, an elegant opening batsman who occasionally bowled leg-breaks, played AW Green Shield for Sydney University in 2008-09 and 2009-10, also playing several matches in the lower grades. He was then attending Trinity Grammar, and has become the first former student of that school to reach first-class cricket. After leaving school, he played Grade cricket for Mosman before returning to his native New Zealand in order to pursue representative selection. The move paid off with his selection for Otago last week, the match beginning on his 24th birthday. Otago was thoroughly outplayed by Central Districts, but after making only 5 in his first innings, Hawkins produced a defiant innings at his second attempt, occupying the crease for 309 minutes while compiling 61.