Australia announced their squad for the Test series against Bangladesh today.
I had a look at it, and the very first thing I had to say was…
Who the hell is Andrew Fekete?
There was another uncapped player, Cameron Bancroft, but he was lying in the back of my mind, somewhere. I’d heard of him before, if almost nothing else.
I’d never heard of Fekete, however.
So, to help illuminate you all, I’ve done some digging.
Andrew Loton Feteke (yes, Loton) was born in Melbourne in May 1985. After playing junior cricket at Trinity Willison CC, playing for the Melbourne Cricket Club against the Marylbone Cricket Club in 2009, and taking 7-28 for Camberwell in 2010-11, Fekete made his List A debut for Victoria at the age of 26 against South Australia. It was bittersweet, as he took 2-42, including the wicket of Daniel Harris, but Theo Doropoulos broke his foot by smashing the ball into it, and he had to spend a year out.
He then relocated to Tasmania, and made his first class debut in November 2013. Since then, he’s been a consistent player for them and the Melbourne Renegades, although he’s moved to the Brisbane Heat for 2015-16 (BBL|05 if you insist). In March he took his best first-class figures of 5-66, funnily against his old club Victoria.
Good luck, Fek. Hope you have an Ashton Agar-like debut.