Local spinner Clive Rose is eager to continue where he left off in BBL|03, having finished off the season on a positive note, making an impression both in the field and with the ball.
Despite only managing two appearances for the Stars in BBL|03 the emerging talent relished his opportunity each time he pulled on the Stars colours.
Rose rounded out his BBL|03 involvement with an eye-catching display against the Perth Scorchers in round eight, snaring 1/25 off four overs and taking two catches as well as a run out.
Rose has also been demonstrating his ability with the bat. While representing Tasmania in an Under 23’s in a four-day game in October 2014, Rose produced a stunning knock of 46 not-out to steady the innings for the Tasmanian’s.
Still in his BBL infancy, the 2011-12 Victorian Premier Cricket Jack Ryder Medalist, lived out his childhood dream in BBL|02 learning from childhood hero, Stars teammate and captain, Shane Warne, and making his Twenty20 debut against the Adelaide Strikers.
Perhaps one of the stories of BBL|02 came from Rose who was given the ball in the last over of his debut by stand-in captain Cameron White.
Rose courageously bowled his left-arm orthodox to perfection with one of the most powerful hitters in the world, Kieron Pollard, staring down at him.
Rose, who made his first-class debut for Victoria in February 2012, joined Tasmania in 2013. He represented the Australian Under 19 team in the 2008 World Cup in 2008.
Sri Lankan cricketing great Kumar Sangakkara has also heaped praise on Rose by throwing his name in the ring as a future Australian spin-bowler, a great endorsement for one of the Stars favourites.
The Stars welcome back Rose for BBL|04 and look forward to Cliffy gracing the MCG.