Simon Mackin, a towering right-arm fast bowler hailing from country Western Australia, made a significant entry onto the cricket scene when he represented the Chairman’s XI against England during their tour in Alice Springs in 2013. In that match, he made quite an impression by dismissing notable English batsmen such as Ian Bell, Matt Prior, and Joe Root, all caught behind the stumps.
Mackin’s cricketing talents did not go unnoticed. In recognition of his potential, he was awarded the title of the 2012-13 WA Cricket Media Guild Player of the Future. The subsequent summer saw him earn his first contract with Western Australia, marking the beginning of his professional cricketing journey. In his debut season, he made an appearance in just one first-class match for the Warriors.
Since then, Mackin has continued to make strides in his cricketing career. He has featured in a total of 19 first-class games, during which he has made substantial contributions by claiming 69 wickets. Among his notable achievements, his best figures in an innings stand at an impressive 7-81, while his best match figures are an exceptional 12-159.