Hussey gets back to where it began

Proud to be a part of the Roos. Picture: Dan White.
Proud to be a part of the Roos. Picture: Dan White.

His illustrious international career for Australia has come and gone.

He played his last County game in England in 2005 and hasn’t played for WA since the 2012-13 Sheffield Shield season.

He suits up for a new Indian Premier League team this month and he caused a stir when he defected from the Perth Scorchers to the Sydney Thunder for the 2013-14 Big Bash season.

But Wanneroo, where he played with brother David under the proud eye of dad and outgoing club secretary Ted, has remained his home base no matter where his career has taken him.

The 2013-14 WACA first grade champions provided a workout for his recovering hamstring in 2011 and most recently, allowed him the chance to sharpen up in their T20 side before joining the Sydney Thunder.

Wanneroo gave Hussey his first shot at top-level grade cricket as a 17-year-old, where he was in awe of club captain and future Australian teammate Damien Martyn.

Hussey holds the Roos in the highest regard.

‘It’s a brilliant club, we’re really building a proud history,’ he said.

‘I know the history’s not as old as other clubs in the competition, but we’ve got a fantastic short history already so I’m quite proud to be part of Wanneroo.

‘I needed preparation before the Big Bash and they welcomed me back with open arms and really bent over backwards for me, so I was very thankful.’

In a reflection of his unwavering enthusiasm for the club, Hussey appeared particularly satisfied when told Wanneroo archrivals Joondalup were eliminated from the WACA first grade finals.

‘That’s what I like to hear’