Teenager earns spot in initial state squad

Ezrah Robertson’s former representative mentor says the Apollo Bay quick has a special opportunity to make his mark on Victorian cricket.

Ezrah Robertson’s former representative mentor says the Apollo Bay quick has a special opportunity to make his mark on Victorian cricket.

Robertson will vie for Vic Country under-19 honours for a second straight year after the initial squad came out on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old has represented the Barwon Rockets at the past two under-18 state championships, showing enough talent to catch the eye of Victorian officials.

Former Rockets mentor Bryan Thomas, who has stepped back from the role after two decades ahead of the 2018-19 season, said Robertson showcased his bowling armoury in front of state selectors during a clash with Central Highlands at the January tournament.

The young Shark ripped through Central’s top order, removing its openers for nought and three runs and another top-order batsman for a duck on his way to figures of 3-31.

“Ezrah has a lot of x-factor,” Thomas said.

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