Slater joined the VPL club at the start of the current Australian season from City United, who play in the Colac District League, where teenage Gosport Borough all-rounder Jacob Harris is currently plying his trade.
Last season he shared the Bill Johnston Medal as the Colac district league’s best-and-fairest player and recently notched a maiden Geelong century against Frankston-Peninsular, smashing 104 off 99 balls, including a six and 15 boundaries.
The 20-year old is averaging over 53 this season, having also chalked up three fifty-plus scores.
Geelong co-coach Matt Gunther says Slater is on the right path to playing top-flight Victorian Premier Cricket with the club and handling the rigours that go with it.
“We’ve been rapt with what Dylan’s done so far for us this summer,” he said. “Any opportunity he’s been given, he’s taken it and is in our squad for the Super Slam Twenty20 competition.”