Outstanding form with the bat see’s Ballarat East product Matt Short land CA contract

March 28, 2024 3:46 pm in by
Image: Matt Short / Supplied Adelaide Strikers

East Ballarat cricket export Matt Short has earned himself a big pay day.

The 28-year-old batting ace has been rewarded for his exceptional form with a Cricket Australia contract.

Western Australia all-rounder Aaron Hardie, Tasmanian quick Nathan Ellis and Queensland speedster Xavier Bartlett all new to the list as well.

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Short made his international debut during last year’s T20 series in South Africa and was named the BBL13 Player of the Tournament this year.

Slipping off the list are WA allrounders Ashton Agar and Marcus Stoinis, Victoria opener Marcus Harris, Queensland quick Michael Neser and the retiring David Warner.

CA contracted men’s players 2024-25: Sean Abbott, Xavier Bartlett, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Jhye Richardson, Matt Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa