A PORT Fairy leader's selfless act is allowing a young wicket-keeper to develop under the watchful eye of one of Warrnambool and District Cricket Association's best.
Aaron Williams has handed the wicket-keeping reins to youngster Max Green as the Pirates turn an eye to the future.
Green, who burst onto the scene with a five-catch performance against Allansford last year, is considered a long-term prospect at Avery's Paddock.
Pirates skipper George Macdonald described Green's learning curve as "the perfect scenario".
"It's been good for him to take the gloves and have Aaron there to help him," Macdonald said.
"He'll help him throughout the year and at training and give advice in game situations. Max is a very good keeper. We're confident he'll do a pretty good job."
Green, 16, said Williams had been a handy role model.
"He's been very good teaching me all the stuff he knows, especially about coming up to the stumps and that sort of stuff," he said.
The Hamilton and Alexandra College student said Williams' advice produced his most memorable moments behind the stumps.
"It was any time last year when I took it up to the stumps, considering Aaron taught me that and I put it into practice, it was pretty good," Green said.
Green, the second oldest of four siblings, said he enjoyed wicket-keeping because "you're involved every single ball".
Port Fairy plays Brierly-Christ Church at Avery's Paddock on Saturday.
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