Full name Alex Tyson Carey
Born August 27, 1991, Loxton, South Australia
Major teams Australia, Adelaide Strikers, South Australia,South Australia Under-19s, South Australia Under-23s
Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
After starting out as a cricketer, Carey decided to pursue a career in AFL. He took up a rookie contract with the newly formed Greater Western Sydney Giants, and the 18-year-old immediately found success.
He won their Best and Fairest Award in his first season, and was destined for higher honours with the newly formed club.
However, the talented sportsman was lured back to cricket in 2012 by the Redbacks, and Carey looks to have finally settled down in the South Australian system.
Carey debuted as a 21-year-old for the Ryobi Cup side against a NSW side needing to win to keep their finals aspirations alive.
In his only limited-overs appearance, Carey looked at ease at the Adelaide Oval, before being trapped in front for 38 by a fired up Doug Bollinger.
Carey was handed his first Sheffield Shield cap just two days later, but didn’t enjoy as much success in a game where almost everyone struggled with the bat.
Batting at three, Carey was trapped in front by Trent Copeland for just two, before making an improved 17 in the second innings.
Carey has again earned a place in the Redbacks’ squad after a three-year absence on the back of impressive form in 2015-16.
Carey returned 822 runs at 90.2 for Glenelg in Premier Cricket, highlighted by knocks of 195 against Adelaide and 151 against West Torrens.
He also averaged 44.13 from five Futures League matches.
Source: Cricket Australia