Victorian selectors have chosen two squads to play in an under-17 trial match on Sunday, November 2 at Monash Tigers Cricket Club.
The fixture will be the final chance for players to impress ahead of the National Championships squad being announced on November 6.
Victorian under-17 coach Graeme Rummans says that Sunday is a good opportunity for all those in the selection frame.
“We’ve had several boys performing well in Premier Cricket so it will be good to see them in a match again,” Rummans said.
“There are a few boys playing that weren’t in the Country and Metro series in Barooga so it’s a great chance for them to put their name forward.”
The Under-17 National Championships will be held in Hobart from December 1 to 11 with the side named on November 6.
“Selection will be tough next week,” Rummans said.
“We have a good mix of players with some bottom-aged kids from last year up for selection again.”
The game will be an intra-squad match on Sunday, Novermber 2 at Monash Tigers Cricket Club (Central Reserve) in Glen Waverley.
Academy Team Green Name and Region Kyle Bienefelt – Barwon Rockets Mark Butler – Outer East Eagles Zac Elliott – Inner East Emus George Fry – South East Bayside Breakers Jack Gilbert – Inner South East Scorpions Kyle Green – Northern Falcons Ryan Hartley (WK) – Northern Rivers Tom Humphries – Outer East Eagles Will Pucovski (C) – South East Bayside Breakers Will Taylor – South East Bayside Breakers Matt Underwood – Central Highlanders Sam Whibley – Gippsland Pride
Academy Team Blue Name and Region Thaveesh Attanayake – Inner South East Scorpions Cameron Brown – South East Country Sharks Lachlan Downes – Outer East Eagles Damon Egan (C) – South East Bayside Breakers Austin Heldt – South East Bayside Breakers Mitchell Lewis – Central Highlanders Jackson McMahon – Gippsland Pride Brad Melville – North East Country Knights Josh O’Donnell – South East Bayside Breakers Brodie Symons – South East Country Sharks Cameron Watts – South East Bayside Breakers Mitch Zakynthinos (WK) – Central Highlanders