We are so proud of our surrogate grandson Down Under – Nic Badings.

Here is an article from the latest North Shore Times in Sydney:

OPENING batsman Nic Badings likes to hit his opponents for six. Nic, 12, of Turramurra, has been nominated for the North Shore Times Junior Sports Star Award after winning selection in the City North West Emerging Blues under-13s squad.

He will play two Twenty20 games against the City South Emerging Blues team later this year. The match will be a selection trial for the NSW Emerging Blues under-13s squad. Despite the frenetic pace of Twenty20 games, Nic said he would build up his innings at his own pace.

“I take an over or two to get my eye in,’’ he said. “I then rotate the strike and play more freely, hitting it harder as I pick the gaps.’’

Nic, a year 7 student at Barker College, plays for St Ives Junior Cricket Club in the under-13s division 2 competition. His side made the finals in the 2009/10 season. He averaged more than 100 after finishing 40 not out in five out of his eight innings.

This is the fourth consecutive year he has been selected in the City North West squad, which will start training in July. “I was really chuffed and excited to get picked,’’ he said. `I feel that I’ve played really well but there are other boys who are better than me so I thought I wouldn’t make it. “So when I found out I had been picked I was really happy.’’

Nic said his dream was to pull on a baggy green cap for Australia. “I just want to work my way up from grade to state cricket and then hopefully get into the senior Australian team,’’ he said. “At this stage I’m just going to keep working hard and I will achieve these things later on.’’

Nic – as Walt Disney said: “If you can dream it, you can do it”. We’ll be at the SCG with Craig and Margo when you walk out for the first time in that Baggy Green.


3 Responses to “Nic has a Baggy Green Dream”

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  2. Craig Badings on May 25th, 2010 10:20 am

    Simon, great to have you and Vonnie’s support – means a lot to Nic. It’s a great pity you can’t be here to see any of the games but I’ll take you up on that SCG visit one day. Hopefully Walt Disney was spot on.

  3. Mogilin on August 14th, 2010 12:23 pm

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