Ryan is a very experienced left arm fast bowler who has played 18 First Class and 12 One Day Domestic matches for Western Australia, as well as 7 T20 matches representing both Perth Scorchers (1) and Brisbane Heat (6). As a contracted Western Warrior for 5 seasons, Ryan boasts an impressive 4-day record with best bowling figures of 6/77 against New South Wales. He is the quickest Western Australian to 50 1st class wickets and also broke Dennis Lillee’s record of ‘most wickets’ in his debut season. Having played 1st grade since the age of 16, Ryan has played over 100 first grade games in the WACA Premier cricket competition.
Having received assistance and guidance from some of WA’s greatest cricketers including Dennis Lillee, Bruce Reid, Geoff Marsh, Justin Langer and Ken Lilly, Ryan has become one of the state’s premier fast bowlers. These mentors have helped give him the tools and knowledge to be able to pass onto and educate all age group of cricketers.
Ryan has been mentoring fast bowlers for over two years and some of his roles have included: bowling coach for the WA 2nd XI and colts head coach at Melville Cricket Club. He is currently a bowling coach at Wesley College and Melville Cricket Club.
“ I really enjoy trying to educate all facets of fast bowling to younger players. Whether it be setting the right fields or technical aspects of a bowling action, I get a lot of satisfaction out of seeing players who I mentor not only perform well but become smarter cricketers who make good decisions both on and off the field. I am an extremely driven coach and like to take players out of their comfort zone as I feel that is the best way for them to improve their game whilst being challenged both physically and mentally. Cricket has given me a lot throughout my career and I look forward to giving back and developing the next batch of WA and hopefully Australian Fast bowlers”.