- D.O.B.: 27/08/2001
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
- Placed: Brewood CC
- Nationality: Australian
- Playing Role: Left-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Off Spin
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket Australia Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
- Current teams: Parramatta DCC (Sydney Premier Cricket)
- Entry route: UK Ancestry Visa
- Available: April to September
AJ Calvert is a promising all-rounder from Sydney, Australia. A hard-working Top Order Opening or first drop Left-hander, AJ is also a capable Right-arm Off-Spin bowler. A Parramatta junior, AJ represented the club in the AW Green Shield in 2016-17 and was graded at 16, making 15 appearances for the 4th XI.
AJ has continued to progress his game, advancing through each of the grades over the subsequent seasons to now being a semi-regular feature for the 1st XI in the world’s premier amateur cricket league, Sydney Grade Cricket. AJ has regularly hit 500+ runs a season through each grade level and has contributed with timely wickets with his tidy off-break bowling.
The 2020-21 summer was his breakthrough year, finally progressing to the 1st XI and scoring a patient 30 (105) to help set up a successful run chase of 400 against Hawkesbury DCC. He was alos a strong contributor in the club’s U21 Poidevin-Gray Shield side, finishing the season with a combined 594 runs @ 28.29 with a best of 84* coming against Blacktown in a successful chase of 178-5.
Seeking constant improvement, AJ now seeks to spend a full season playing cricket in the UK in 2022 and will no doubt be a popular pick up for clubs seeking a solid top-order Batsman that can contribute with the ball next summer.