An exciting and unique cricketing talent, Ashton possesses an extraordinary skillset covering all facets of the game. At just 23 years of age Ash has achieved an enormous amount, approaching nearly 2000 first-class runs with the bat and claiming more than 100 wickets, many of which on the notoriously spin unfriendly WACA pitch.
Born and bred in Melbourne and the oldest son of a very strong cricketing family, Ash always exhibits a calm and composed exterior but it’s one that masks a fiercely competitive and ambitious interior. Moving to Perth to join the Western Warriors and Perth Scorchers at the age of 19 was an early indication of this. Here he has thrived under the tutelage and guidance of Justin Langer, forming a close bond with an exciting group of players emerging through the ranks and achieving success in WA.
While his remarkable Test Match debut at Trent Bridge in 2013 remains a regular topic of discussion, Ash sees it as nothing more than a part of his long-term cricketing journey. Selection in the national team across all three formats of the game has provided him with vital lessons and experience not often afforded such a young cricketer and we’re confident he’ll be an important team contributor for many years to come, whether it be with bat, ball or in the field.
Away from the game Ash is loving life in the west, enjoying the climate, local coffee and uncovering the best local fishing spots this beautiful part of Australia has to offer. He does miss his mum’s superb home cooking (which we can vouch for) and also the chance to see the Saints (St.Kilda) in action live on a regular basis.
Selected in the Australia A squad
Highest International Test Match score in history from a number 11 batsman
Highest partnership for the tenth wicket (with Phillip Hughes)
First player to ever score a half-century as a number eleven batsman on debut
Sheffield Shield Team of the Season
Australian Team – Under 19 World Cup
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