Player Type: All-Rounder (Seam)
Player Role: RH Middle-Order Bat | RA Medium-Fast
Major Teams: Claremont-Nedlands CC 2nd Grade
Coaching Qualifications: Cricket Australia Level 1 (UKCC Level 2 Equivalent)
Zaine Welsh (19) is an all-rounder playing for Claremont-Nedlands in the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA). The seamer, who bats in the lower-middle order for Claremont, currently plays predominantly 2nd Grade (and U21s).
Zaine is a promising cricketer destined for 1st Grade honours. He has been a Claremont member for almost a decade, coming through their junior ranks and making a successful transition into senior grade cricket, to include back-to-back 4th Grade Premierships.
He made his Colts League debut in 2016/17 and 2nd Grade debut this summer, in the WACA Premier Competition. Last summer, Welsh had a blinding season, taking 39 wickets at 12, including an incredible 31 wickets at 7.65 (BB. 7/46) alongside 237 runs at 15.80 across the grades.
Zaine continued his exploits abroad, in what was his maiden UK season in 2017. Playing for Hagley in Division 1 of the Worcestershire County Cricket League, he struck 553 runs at 26.33 and took 37 wickets at 25.68 in all cricket for the club (204 runs at 22.67 and 26 wickets at 26 in the league, itself).
He is eager to get fully involved with junior coaching.