Cricket Victoria has announced the final 13-man Country and Metro squads to compete at this year’s Under-15 National Championships
This year’s Under-15 National Championships will be held across Brisbane (first two rounds) and Maroochydore (remaining rounds) between February 7-14 with the Vic Metro squad out to defend their title won in 2018.
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 6-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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Victoria Country Under-15 squad (Name – Youth Premier League Region)
Victoria Metro Under-15 squad (Name – Youth Premier League Region)