Six Highlands juniors have been selected to represent Greater Illawarra in in this seasons under-18 NSW Country Cricket Colts Carnival.
Bowral Blues Cricket Club will have five juniors-Nick Gardner, James Morton, Fionn Parker, Ravi Wikramanyake and Ben Tucker will all play in the premier youth competition in Narrabri from December 17-20.
Blake Denney from Robertson-Burrawang Cricket Club is another Highlands player to make the squad.
Other players from across the Greater Illawarra District are John Ulrick, Cooper Maddinson and Kaleb Phillips from the Shoalhaven, Tyler Warrington and Nathan Trebel from the Illawarra and Callum Barton and Blake Roach from the South Coast.
In the eight-team tournament, the most promising under-18 cricketers from the age group across NSW go head to head, with a chance for selection in even higher rep honours early next year.
Bowral Blues Cricket Club coach Brian Martin said the five Blues players selected and Denney had all put in enormous work at training and had proved themselves in the under-18 Jeffrey’s Cup competition.
“These guys were instrumental in the Highlands squad wining this seasons Jeffrey’s Cup competition, so it’s a just reward to see them selected for a higher level of representative cricket,” Martin said.
“It shows what hard work and determination can achieve.
“We wish every one of these boys and all the squad players the best as they take their cricket to new highs.”
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