Quite simply, it just hasn't stopped raining since he touched down in Melbourne five weeks ago - the previously parched state of Victoria having suffered from serious drought .. until he arrived !
Jacob has not been able to face or bowl a single ball for the past three weekends as all cricket in the agricultural country town of Colac has been washed out.
"It's all been very frustrating," said the 18-year old all-rounder, who did morning and teatime newspaper rounds to help offset his air fare to Melbourne
"It's sunny all week, but directly the weekends come along, down comes the rain. Even when we went to play a T20 last night it bucketed down. We got the first innings in - and that was that !
"For it to continually happen is very disappointing. I really want to get going."
Harris hit three centuries among his 566 runs for Gosport Borough this summer, alongside taking 33 wickets for the third placed County Division One club. If the Hampshire League had a Young Player award, he would have been top of the list to win it ...