This winter, Forfarshire and Caledonian Highlander’s Scott Cameron is plying his trade in sunny Perth with Subiaco Floreat Cricket Club, turning out for their second grade and first grade teams in a spell from September 2019 to March 2020.
“Living and playing in Australia has given me life skills and experiences which I will never forget, allowing me to develop both as a person and player. It’s provided me with the opportunity to play cricket a high level all year round, which can only help me as a cricketer.”
A fast bowler who has come up through Scotland ranks from U15 level to senior men’s squad, Scott Cameron has played two ODIs for Scotland, making his debut against Ireland at ICC Academy in Dubai in January 2018.
“I have learned that you have to be able to adapt your game to meet the demands of all the different formats on a week to week basis, and that I can hold my own against top-quality players in those different formats of the game.
“I have also learned how to be patient as there are times during two-day games where you might not be involved in any aspect for most of it.”
As of 31st January, Scott Cameron has taken 24 wickets in 16 games since arriving in Perth, with a season-best of 4/27. He credits fellow Subiaco Floreat player, Aaron Lilly, with his success.
“Aaron Lilly has helped me a lot, mainly as he was a big influence in giving me the opportunity to come out to Perth.
“He has been a big help with my bowling, such as giving me ideas on my action and the way I go about things. He’s also helped me build as a person, which will no doubt help me in work and in life.”
Scott gives playing with and against international, Big Bash and state players as his highlight so far. And the best piece of advice Scott has been given?
“You must have a balance between working, playing and enjoying yourself, because if you’re happy you will perform better on the park.”