State representative to help cover losses

Stoneyford cricket officials are confident star recruit Ezrah Robertson, left, will help cover the loss of premiership stars Ray Edwards, centre, and Levi Dare.

Stoneyford cricket captain Dom Dare is confident former state representative Ezrah Robertson will well and truly help cover the loss of two of the club’s premiership stars.

Dare confirmed that his brother and two-time Bill Johnston Medallist Levi had joined Hamilton district association club Byaduk, while Ray Edwards had returned to his home club Winchelsea in the Bellarine league.

Dom Dare said the departures highlighted a need for bowlers which prompted the club to approach former Apollo Bay cricketer Robertson, who spent the 2018-19 season with Victorian Premier Cricket club Geelong.

“When Ray gave us a heads up that he was leaving we thought we probably needed a fast bowler to replace him,” he said.

“Ezrah is the quickest I’ve faced in A Grade cricket, and he’s probably improved at Geelong.

“He’ll be a great addition to our club I think, I’m excited to see what he can do.”

Robertson, who has earned multiple selections in Colac district cricket’s Team of the Year, took 73 wickets in his last three seasons at Apollo Bay.

He has been a regular in the state junior system in recent years.

But Dare said Robertson was considering taking a break from the sport.

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