Three Colac district cricketers are set to play important roles when the Barwon Rockets vie for their first state under-18 title in almost a decade.
The Rockets start their campaign today against Metropolitan Northern at Geelong, with Alvie’s Kade Parker, Apollo Bay’s Ezrah Robertson and City United export Alex Inglis in the 13-man squad for the week-long tournament.
Colac district cricketers Sophie Walker and Sienna Mallon are also gearing up to represent the region when they line up for the Rockettes in the Cricket Victoria Under-14 Female State Championships tomorrow.
Barwon under-18 coach Bryan Thomas said officials had entrusted Inglis, Robertson and Parker to hold down important positions in the team this week.
Robertson is expected to take the new ball, Parker will open the batting, while Inglis is set to wicketkeep during the tournament against Victoria’s top junior cricketers.
“I’m expecting big things from Kade, because he’s batting with a guy similar to him which is going to take a lot of pressure off the both of them,” Thomas said.
“Ezrah is ready to go and we’ve got three quick bowlers who have formed a bit of a bowlers union and Ez is sort of leading the pack.
“They’ve worked in tandem in the nets, which is what I’m really excited about.
“And we’ve got Alex keeping, so I’ve got three Colac district kids, which I’m rapt about, because I know what I’m going to get from them.”
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.