Jason John Krejza
(born 14 January 1983, Sydney
) is an Australian cricketer
. He also plays for the Tasmanian Tigers
. Krejza's father was a association football
player from Czechoslovakia
and his mother was born in Poland
. His nickname is "Krazy".
2004–2008: Early domestic career
Krejza is an all-rounder, contributing to the team mainly as a right arm off-break bowler, but also as a right-handed lower-middle order batsman. He became a regular in the NSW team in 2004/05 but lost his place in 2006/07. However solid form for Sydney Grade team UTS-Balmain
led to his inclusion in the NSW limited overs team towards the end of 2006. On 21 December 2006 Krejza announced that he would leave the New South Wales Blues
to join the Tasmanian Tigers
due to being considered 4th choice behind spinners Stuart MacGill
, Nathan Hauritz
and Beau Casson
in the selection process.
After crossing over mid-season to Tasmania , Krejza played in 2 Pura Cup
games, claiming 5 wickets and scoring a disappointing 17 runs in two innings. In the Ford Ranger Cup
competition, however, he made his mark, taking 8 wickets in 4 games whilst also scoring 83 runs, with a top score of 53 not out.
During the off-season, his cricketing career was placed at risk after being caught speeding and drink-driving by Hobart police. He was subsequently suspended from Tasmania's pre-season training and warned to stay away from alcohol by... Read More