The future of South Australian cricket looks to be in good hands with a record number of representatives selected to participate in the male National Under 17 Championships in Queensland next month.
In total 17 South Australians will take part in the Championships, with three players selected in the CA XI and one for the Northern Territory in addition to SA’s squad of 13.
The tournament will also be the first time twins have been selected in a SACA Youth Team, with Corey and Thomas Kelly from Sturt Cricket Club to play alongside each other for SA.
Glenelg and former Australian Under 16 player Josh Hoffman will captain South Australia at the championships, while six of the seventeen participants are members of the Cricket Australia Rookie Pathway.
West End Redbacks head coach Jamie Siddons said the additional selections were a reflection of the high level of talent coming through South Australia’s Junior Pathway.
“Having 17 players chosen for the Under 17 National Championships further highlights the significant work being undertaken within the SACA HP Junior Pathway,” he said.
“I wish all selected players the very best of luck for these Championships. We look forward to seeing many of these youngsters progress through the SACA Junior Pathway system and graduate into the senior Redbacks program and beyond.”
|5.||Oscar HARMS||Adelaide University|
|6.||Joshua HOFFMAN (c)||Glenelg|
|9.||Ryan KING||East Torrens|
|12.||Joel SIZE||East Torrens|
|13.||Tom VAN DER JEUGD (vc)||Kensington|
Also selected in the CA X1 to participate in the same Championships are:
CA XI (South Australian representatives)
|1.||Kyle BRAZELL||Tea Tree Gully|
|2.||Suraj RAJESH||Southern District|
Northern Territory (South Australian representatives)
|1.||Zac WORDEN||Tea Tree Gully|