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Pocket Profile: Mac Jenkins - UTS North Sydney Cricket Club


Mac Jenkins is the proud owner of UTS North Sydney first grade cap number 669 after he made his first-grade debut for the club against Sutherland in his first season for the club in 2019/20.

A talented batter and left arm orthodox bowler Mac has come through the NSW Pathways and is looking forward building on his 2022-23 season of 737 runs and 29 wickets




Here’s our quick pocket profile with Mac


What year were you born?

2001


If you can share with our readers how you would describe yourself as a cricketer?

Allrounder


What do you enjoy most about playing cricket?

Without doubt the camaraderie and the competitive spirit.


What’s been your most memorable moment in cricket so far?

A few spring to mind including captaining Australian Under 16 team in some games against Pakistan. But I can’t go past being able to contribute to a first grade win last year at Chatswood Oval where I scored a 100 and took 6 wickets.


Who is the fastest bowler you’ve played against?

Burt Cockley


Who is the best spinner you’ve played against?

Never actually played against but grew up playing my pathway cricket with him and it’s Tanveer Sangha.


Who’s your favourite all-time cricketer?

Daniel Vettori


Who is the best spinner you’ve played against?

Never actually played against but grew up playing my pathway cricket with him and it’s Tanveer Sangha.


Who played the best innings you’ve seen firsthand playing with or against?

Ryan Gibson made about 190 against us 2 years ago at North Sydney. Never seen someone hit the ball so cleanly.


Who is the best wicket keeper you’ve had the good fortune to play with?

James Rew - England's next international wicketkeeper.





NextGen is a proud sponsor of ITS North Sydney and Mac Jenkins


Who are the two players you’ve come to admire most in your club in terms of skills and competitive spirit?

Skills it has to be Justin Avendano and for competitive spirit you can’t look past Robbie Aitken.


What are the two attributes you like to see in a captain and leader?

I think the key attribute for any leader is clear communication. Whether it's on/off the field, a leader has to have an open line of communication with all of their players.


Which singer/band would you like to see perform live?

Post Malone


Who’s the king of selfies at your club?

Neck and neck contest between Tim Reynolds and Olly Knight.


Who’s been the biggest influence on your career so far?

My Dad


Where do you find inspiration that gets you through challenging times?

When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out.


Who are the three people in the world you’d love to meet and talk to?

Tiger Woods, Napoleon, Rich Paul

What do you like to do to relax outside cricket?

Golf (but definitely not relaxing at times)


What do you do for work?

Run my own coaching business (MJCOACHING)

Currently working part time as a paralegal and 4th year law student.


Do you have a favourite quote?

What if it’s better than you could ever imagine.


Can we ask, what would it mean to you to play first class cricket and for your country?

It is obviously a dream of all cricketers, and I am no different. It would be an extremely proud moment for both me and my family if I got the opportunity at the highest levels, however, for now I am focusing on what’s in front of me and that’s the upcoming season with North Sydney.


New Balance is Mac Jenkins choice of cricket equipment




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