Angus Beattie Joins Wyllie Cup Premiers Halls Head Cricket Club for 2023/24 Season
When Halls Head Cricket Club, reigning Wyllie Cup premier, seek to fortify their ranks, they don’t just make an addition – they make a statement. Enter Angus Beattie, the Scottish U19 prodigy, ready to help Halls Head Defending Peel Cricket Association’s Wyllie Cup Premiers.
Angus’s cricketing narrative isn’t one told commonly. Originating from the historic alleys of Edinburgh, this left-handed genius offers more than just spin-bowling expertise. His prowess as a middle-order batter has made waves, even in circles where legends tread. A testament to his skill is his history with the Carlton Cricket Club in the esteemed Scottish Eastern Premier League, punctuated with notable performances in England’s North East Premier League. The Carlton’s 2022 Bowler of the Year accolade, backed by a whopping 26 wickets at an enviable average of 18.77, further sets him apart. Reflecting back at his stellar roles in the Scottish T20 Cup in 2021 and the Scottish Cup in 2017 reinforce his reputation as a cricketing powerhouse.
Refusing to rest on his laurels, Angus showcased his versatility in the European Cricket League’s T10 format in 2022. Those casting aspersions on his international game need only look at his top-tier innings with the Scotland U19 team during the World Cup Qualifiers and formidable performances against First-Class Counties under the Durham University UCCE banner.
On his upcoming venture with Halls Head, an enthusiastic Beattie shared, “Unreal, can’t wait to get over there and start. I am looking to arrive in mid-September, sink my teeth into the preseason, meet everyone involved at the club, and play a good standard of cricket.”
Delving into the rationale behind securing Angus’s talent, HHCC’s President, Ash Wyborn, commented,” The club had initially planned to bring in a local coach. With Jake Wyllie informing us of his intention of a stint at Rockingham-Mandurah and Chris Phelps indicating he was dialling back his cricket commitments, we felt we needed to look at the experienced spin bowler to help our transition period with some of the talented Juniors coming through. But with Angus, we were pretty happy when James put us in touch with Angus.”
James Cole of CricX added his thoughts, “Looks like a great fit to me on and off the pitch; we wish Angus and everyone at Halls Head Cricket Club the best of luck for the upcoming campaign as defending Wyllie Cup Premiers.”
In a concluding note, Brad Malingre, the freshly appointed Director of Cricket at HHCC, We like what he brings to our A Grade side, but we are delighted to have Angus come over and spend some time coaching our aspiring spinners. We have a couple of young spin bowlers we are planning on working with Angus to develop their bowling as we look to build long-term sustainable success as a club, Malingre also hinted, “Stay tuned; we’ve got a few more announcements up our sleeve in the coming weeks.”
In the cricket world, where tradition, fervour, and finesse converge, Angus Beattie seems set to orchestrate a memorable season for Halls Head CC.