Knott's pace strengthens Eaglehawk's attack

CARN BOROUGH: Eaglehawk's senior coach David Rosaia, recruit Shaun Knott and vice-president Scott Jefferis. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

CARN BOROUGH: Eaglehawk's senior coach David Rosaia, recruit Shaun Knott and vice-president Scott Jefferis. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

A MULTIPLE premiership-winning  player at Ulvestone, left-arm pace bowler Shaun Knott has joined Eaglehawk for this summer's cricket action.

The recruitment of Knott and re-appointment of coach David Rosaia was confirmed on Friday at Canterbury Park.

Knott's run in recent seasons includes four premierships in a row with Ulverstone and another at Cairns.

Eaglehawk's first XI will now boast an attack led by Richard Tibbett and Shaun Knott.

The star recruit will also be a bowling coach at the club.

"It's a great opening partnership we will have," Rosaia said of the build-up to his fourth season with the Borough.

"At this stage we have not lost any of the first XI from last season," he said.

The Hawks were beaten in a rain-affected semi-final on Golden Square's turf in 2013-14. The previous season the first XI was runner-up.

Knott trained with Eaglehawk a couple of times last summer as he continued to head across Bass Strait to play for Ulverstone on Tasmania's north-west coast.

The 24-year-old electrician is working with Andrew Friswell and was invited by the firm's apprentice and now Hawks' team-mate Cam McGlashan to train with the Borough last cricket season.

Knott is playing Aussie Rules with Newbridge in the Loddon Valley and aims to return from injury in about six weeks.

Pre-season training for Eaglehawk Cricket Club hits off Sunday, August 3 at a time and venue to be advised.

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