Colac junior cricket officials have finalised their six junior representative teams to compete in next week’s Country Week carnivals across the state.
The Colac District Cricket Association will send two under-17 teams to compete at Warrnambool, two under-15 teams to play at Horsham, while the league’s under-13 teams will compete in matches in Colac and Geelong.
CDCA junior official Anthony Bright said he expected the league to be competitive across all age groups.
“I think we’ve put together some competitive sides, the 15s have a very good bowling attack,” he said.
“I think the 17s would be pushing for finals with the boys that (coach) Leigh Garner’s got, they’ve got a lot of guys who are making an impact in Division One like Will Ruddell, Josh Garner, Josh McDonald and Sam Mulgrew who is playing down in Geelong now.
“The 13s will be interesting, they were really competitive in their two representative games but Dean Hutchinson tweaked a few things because we weren’t too worried about results.
“All the kids played in rep games in October.”
The number of junior sides has risen from five to six this year.
Mr Bright said it was exciting that the district’s best young players were eager to put their hands up to compete at a higher level.