South Australia and U19 World Cup Cricketer Aidan Cahill joins Bath CC for 2024 Season…

18 April 2024

South Australian allrounder, Aidan Cahill has arrived in the UK to bolster Bath Cricket Club’s 1st XI squad as they set out on defending their West of England Premier League title. Cahill, who represented Australia in the under-19 World Cup in 2022, and is now on a rookie contract with Sheffield Shield side, South Australia has now arrived in Bath.

Originally born in Cape Town, Cahill moved to Australia when he was ten years old and played representative age group cricket for News South Wales country teams, before being picked in 2022 to represent Australia in the under-19 World Cup in the West Indies. During the World Cup, Cahill recorded a score of 72 and bowling figures of 2-33 in the same match as he contributed to the Australian team finishing third in the competition.

Aged 21, Cahill has been on a rookie contract with South Australia for two years and has just extended his contract with the State for a further year. Whilst representing South Australia’s 2nd XI he has put in a number of strong performances including picking up three wickets in a match against Tasmania.

Aidan Cahill, who is playing for the club under an ancestral visa, as his grandmother was born in York, said: “I’ve never been to England before and I’ve wanted to go over for a couple of years now, so when Bath CC got in touch, I jumped at the chance as I’ve heard some great things about the club from past and present players and others who have an affiliation with the club.

Having never played cricket in England before, I’m really looking forward to the new challenge of playing in very different conditions, and also representing a historically strong club in the league, national T20 and 40 over format, which brings with it the potential of a Lords final.

I’m also looking forward to helping to support and inspire the young players at the club. At Northern Districts in Adelaide we’ve been really trying to help the younger kids, so I hope that my coaching experience with my club here will also be put to good use at Bath to help develop and inspire the next generation.”

Rob Maggs, Director of Cricket at Bath CC, said:

“We’re really delighted that Aidan is coming to the club, as some of our lads played with him in Australia in the 2022/23 season, and they not only recognised his skills on the field as a strong and powerful allrounder, but also as a guy that will fit in really well in our 1st XI squad, and into the wider club in general.

As we’re even more committed this year in helping more talented young cricketers transition into senior cricket, it’s great that Aidan also has the potential to help us in supporting, mentoring, and developing these young players.”

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