Henry Hunt, 22, is originally from a small town between Grenfell and Cowra, NSW. He grew up on a farm with a supportive family of athletes including his father, James Hunt, who played for the Canberra Raiders. Henry attributes much of his success to his father, who build a cricket net in the back yard of their family home. ACT/NSW Country Comets Coach Kyle Piper said "It is really pleasing to see Henry make his debut. All of the years that his parents spent driving Henry into Canberra for training and games have definitely paid off."
Hunt had the opportunity to work with cricket greats including Peter Solway, Mark Higgs and Darren Richards during his time at the Queanbeyan District Cricket Club. He was selected in the ACT/NSW Country Comets in 2014/15 where he continued to develop and refine his skills. “A hallmark of Henry’s time with our programs was his work ethic and ability to compete. Henry always made sure he made the most of absolutely every opportunity. He also gave no inch and expected none in return. Ultimately, these traits have set him on the course that he is on today” said Piper.
Earlier in the year, Hunt was recruited by South Australia as a rookie after a standout Toyota Futures League (now referred to as Second XI) campaign where he made 737 runs at an average of 46.06 and a high score of 208. The talented right-hander also made another four half-centuries in the competition to mark his spot as the leading run-scorer. “We recruited Henry as an opening batsman who has dominated in the Second XI competition so we are excited to see what he can do in first-class cricket,” West End Redbacks Head Coach Jamie Siddons said.
Henry is a great young cricketer but more importantly he is a fine young man and one who our community is extremely proud of. Cricket ACT congratulates Henry on all of his successes to date and wishes the best for his future endeavours.