School Sport Victoria has named its 12 and Under boys and girls squads to compete at the School Sport Australia Cricket Championships in South Australia in December.
Selected with the assistance of Cricket Victoria, the nine-day tournament runs from December 8 to 16 in the Barossa Valley, with trials conducted by regional cricket managers earlier this year with the boys squad chosen following the final session in Cobram-Barooga late last week.
Both sides will be looking to improve on their results from last year when the boys side finished equal fifth with one tie and the girls side came fourth with two victories.
Alfredton Primary School’s Sophie Van De Heuvel will be looking to carry on her form from last year’s tournament which saw her claim 5-15 and 3-2 in the final two matches.
Cricket Victoria’s Rebecca Brown said the girls team had been training all winter.
“We had our first trial with around 60 girls in February straight after the season so we could see them in outdoors,” Brown said.
“We lost a couple of games last year that we probably should have won so this year hopefully we will win those matches.
Former members of the Victorian 12 & Under side include; Australian Test star James Pattinson (2003), Commonwealth Bank Bushranger Meyrick Buchanan (2006), Commonwealth Bank VicSpirit captain Emma Inglis (2001) and VicSpirit all-rounder Anna Lanning (2006 & 2007).
Victorian 12 and Under Boys team
Sam Allen – Barwon Ashley Chandrasinghe – Southern Metro Sam Elliott – Northern Rivers Fraser Ellis – North East Country Lachie Field – Western Country Mackenzie Harvey – South East Bayside James Horn – Inner East Metro Lachlan Jones – South East Bayside Charlie Loveridge – Inner South East Metro Tom Loveridge – Inner South East Metro Connor Rutland – Northern Metro Logan Taylor – Barwon Cameron Vos – Inner East Metro
Victorian 12 and Under Girls team
Sarah Combridge – Inner South East Metro Alana D’Aquino – South East Bayside Nicole Falthum – Gippsland Isabella Gietzmann – Inner South East Metro Orna Higgins – South East Bayside Jessica Karamoshou – North West Metro Stephanie Lewis – North West Metro Sarah Phillips – Central Highlands Zoe Quinsey-Munro – Gippsland Amelia Reilly – North East Country Annabel Sutherland – Inner South East Metro Sophie Van De Heuval – Central Highlands Rosie Wynd – Western Country
Invitational Team Holly Bate – Inner South East Metro Ruby Brook – Northern Metro Cheyanne Parsons – Western Country