Player Profile | Sam Whiteman
Player Number: 9
Birthday: 19 March 1992
Club: Rockingham-Mandurah
Playing Style: LHB, WKT
First Class Debut: v Vic, Nov 2012

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Height: 183cm, Weight: 80kg, Nickname: Whitey, Bat Used: Kookaburra, Favourite shot/delivery: Straight drive 

Promising wicketkeeper-batsman Whiteman is another of the young WA players who has emerged in recent years. Whiteman played 16 games in both competitions, amassing 669 runs and five half-centuries, before finishing third in the Laurie Sawle medal count in 2012-13. Whiteman, originally from Bunbury, backed up with a strong 2013-14 season where he was named in the Bupa Sheffield Shield Team of the Year, scoring 687 runs and taking 44 catches. Whiteman earned Australia A selection and made 174 in a 371-run stand with Mitch Marsh, before posting his maiden WA century against Queensland in March 2015.

Favourite player to watch?  Adam Gilchrist
If you weren't a cricketer, you would be? Sport teacher
Sport/hobbies outside cricket?  Golf/catching up with mates
What did you want to be when growing up?  A cricketer
Your most treasured possession? My baggy black
What do you normally eat for breakfast?  Eggs on toast with a side of avocado
Favourite holiday destination?  England, Cancun
Three essential items if stranded on an island?  TV, iPhone, couch
Funniest player in the squad & why?  Marcus Harris, good to laugh at
Most intelligent player in the squad & why?  Matt Dixon, street smart
Worst taste in music in the squad & why?  Simon Mackin, gangsta rap