Meet the newest Hurricane
Meet the Hobart Hurricanes’ newest recruit, Mitch Owen.
Tassie born and raised, Mitch grew up with cricket pumping through his veins and is so excited to get out there and make the Purple Army proud.
"Like most stories, I started very young.
"My Dad has always played, so I’ve spent a lot of time around his cricket club down in Kingston, and I’ve got a group of mates from that cricket club that I’ll stay with forever.
"I've always had those sorts of connections to cricket. It’s something that I’ve loved playing and I’ve never lost any passion for the game."
Mitch started out at the Kingston Crows then made his way to Kingborough for his junior years and a season of First Grade. He spent some time with New Town before signing his contract with the Hurricanes. Only a year out of school, there’s a lot Mitch is excited to learn and experience with the squad and is keen to let his competitive nature shine through.
"My style is pretty aggressive I think. I’m aggressive with the bat and I’m still developing with the ball.
"I just love the atmosphere created around cricket. Especially as you move up and are playing higher grades. Everyone’s buying into the same thing – everyone wants to win, everyone wants to become better and that’s something I love being a part of."