Tasmania showed their forward-thinking approach when they brought Gabe Bell on board to reinforce their fast bowling department back in the 2013-14 season. In recognition of his promising talent and hard work, Bell earned a full contract for the 2017-18 domestic season.
He’s had valuable opportunities to prove his mettle both in the local grade competition and the Futures League. The under-23 state competition has consistently been a nurturing ground for emerging cricket stars. This competition is seen as a crucial stepping stone for budding talents, as it brings together young prospects and a few seasoned players who are knocking on the door of first-team selection.
As a fast bowler, Bell has shown his worth, particularly with impressive performances in the under-19 tri-series tournament in Darwin. In a significant display of his skills, Bell, operating as the first change bowler, stood out with figures of 3/34 from his 10 overs, making him the standout bowler in Australia’s match, even though they ended up on the losing side against India. This performance underscored his potential and the role he can play in the future of Tasmania’s cricketing aspirations.