Welsh to represent Vic Country in Brisbane

Welsh to represent Vic Country in Brisbane

Cricket Victoria has announced the final 13-man Country and Metro squads to compete at this year’s under 15 National Championships.

Orbost Cricket Club’s Max Welsh will don the big V for Vic Country and is looking forward to what awaits.

“I’m looking forward to playing with my new teammates and really just the whole experience,” Welsh said.

“Hopefully I’ll be batting around the middle order and bowl if they need me to, I’m happy to do whatever the team needs.

“I’m also looking forward to representing Orbost and the Bairnsdale Cricket Association.”

This year’s under 15 National Championships will be held across Brisbane (first two rounds) and Maroochydore (remaining rounds) between February 7 to 14.

The annual carnival pits the best young talent from each state against one another in a round robin tournament that provides an opportunity for players to showcase and develop their talent on the national stage.

The squads have been chosen following six months of training sessions at Cricket Victoria’s CitiPower Centre at Junction Oval.

The training program incorporated both skill and game sense sessions as well as trial matches.

This is the first time Cricket Victoria has been responsible for selecting teams at this age group, with Cricket Australia assuming control of these championships previously overseen by School Sports Australia.

State talent manager, Andrew Lynch, says the volume of talented young Victorians with greater access to state development squads is a sign of a strong future for cricket in the state.

“The breadth of talent we have coming through now is a direct result of being able to take both a country and metro squad to the National Championships, as we have for a few years now, giving more players opportunities to train, play and prove they have what it takes,” said Lynch.

“It’s a tremendous effort by all to be selected and I can’t wait to see them get underway in February.”


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