BOYD Duffield (23) will play cricket internationally for the first time this month when he represents Australia in the INAS Learning Disability Tri-Series trophy.
The North Perth resident, who has autism, will pack up his bat and batting pads and head to Cheshire, England for the two-and-a-half week series of 40-over and T20 games against England and South Africa
He is one of two WA players in the 14-man squad.
Other team members are from Victoria and Queensland.
Duffield has been playing cricket since he was six years old and has been a member of Mt Lawley Inglewood Cricket Club for seven years.
He said he loved the sport and hoped to play it as long as he could.
“I played juniors first, I just wanted to give it a go,” he said.
“I play indoor and outdoor cricket, but I also play footy as well.
“I want to continue to play cricket and represent Australia.”
He said he had been to England before for a holiday but was excited to head back for the competition.
“I think we’re up against some tough competition; England beat us in the last series in 2015,” he said.
“I am not sure about South Africa because they pulled out of that competition.”