Move to Tassie pays off for Elliott

The Tasmanian Tigers can proudly announce a new signing ahead of the 2024/25 season, with Clarence District CC pace bowler Kieran Elliott joining the Tigers fast-bowling stocks.  

Elliott played two matches at the end of the Marsh Sheffield Shield season, debuting against Western Australia and South Australia.  

“Last season was special, moving from Melbourne and landing a few opportunities through the summer. 

“I’m grateful for the opportunity and look forward to getting to work over the next few months, it’s an exciting time to be a Tiger,” explained Kieran Elliott.  

Elliott moved to Tasmania at the beginning of the 2023/24 season, fresh off a Victorian Premier Cricket premiership with Melbourne Cricket Club, aiming to establish himself as a first-class cricketer in Tasmania.  

Signing with Clarence District CC, Elliott dominated the Cricket Tasmania Premier League taking 36 wickets at an average of 19.14 with three 5-wicket hauls, and a hat-trick against eventual champions Kingborough District CC. 

Elliott’s performances in the CTPL led him to be selected for the Tasmanian Second XI, where he played in five matches and took a total of 15 wickets.  

His move to Tasmania was vindicated before the Tigers penultimate Sheffield Shield match of the season against Western Australia, where Elliott was selected in the starting XI, making his first-class debut and receiving a Tasmanian ‘baggy green’.  

Elliott’s maiden first-class wicket was Australian test all-rounder, Cameron Green in his very first over of his Sheffield Shield career, before taking his second wicket of Josh Philippe later in the innings.  

Head Coach of the Tasmanian Tigers, Jeff Vaughan spoke of Elliott’s work ethic and drive to become a Tasmanian cricketer.  

“Kieran has been a great inclusion to our squad since moving to Tasmania; a Tigers contract is great reward for his strong performances in the CTPL paired with fantastic work ethic and professionalism he showed throughout last season.  

“To still be working full-time throughout last season, and still show an outstanding commitment to improving as a cricketer indicates that ‘Kiz’ is only scratching the surface of just how good he can become. 

“His ability to take wickets whilst stopping opposing batters from scoring runs makes him a great asset for the Tigers program moving forward,” discussed Vaughan.  

Elliott joins Matt Kuhnemann and Will Prestwidge as new signings for the Tasmanian Tigers, with one more signing to be announced later this week.  

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