|Full name||Simon Patrick Mackin|
1 September 1992|
Wyalkatchem, Western Australia, Australia
|Height||2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Domestic team information|
|2013–present||Western Australia (squad no. 33)|
|FC debut||8 December 2013 WA v Tas|
|Last FC||5 December 2016 WA v Qld|
|LA debut||20 July 2014 National Performance Squad v South Africa A|
|Last LA||5 October 2015 WA v SA|
Source: Cricinfo, 10 February 2018
Mackin was born in Wyalkatchem, a small country town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, and raised nearby in Tammin. A right-arm fast bowler who stands 2.02 metres (6 ft 8 in) tall, he made his debut for the state under-23 side in 2010, aged 18, after previous appearances for state under-15, under-17, and under-19 teams. At the conclusion of the 2012–13 season, following good form for Willetton at grade level, Mackin was named the WA Cricket Media Guild's Player of the Future. He subsequently received a rookie contract from the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) for the 2013–14 season.
In November 2013, Mackin played a match for a Cricket Australia Chairman's XI against the touring English team at Traeger Park, Alice Springs, after two other bowlers (Alister McDermott and Kane Richardson) withdrew. He made his first-class debut shortly after, taking two wickets in a Sheffield Shield game against Queensland. Mackin's height and bowling ability have led to him being compared to Jo Angel, who holds the record for the most first-class wickets taken for Western Australia.
After taking 39 wickets in his first 13 first-class matches, he then took 23 in his next two, in the Sheffield Shield in 2016-17: 5 for 68 and 6 for 33 against Queensland, and 7 for 81 and 5 for 78 against South Australia. Western Australia won both matches.
- "WA to unveil the next Jo Angel" – Sydney Morning Herald. Published 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
- Miscellaneous matches played by Simon Mackin (28) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
- Simon Mackin player profile Archived 6 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. – Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
- "McDermott and Richardson pulled from England tour game" – ESPNcricinfo. Published 27 November 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
- "Mackin Set To Take On England" – Western Australian Cricket Association. Published 27 November 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
- First-class matches played by Simon Mackin (1) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
- "Western Australia v Queensland 2016-17". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
- "South Australia v Western Australia 2016-17". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 February 2017.