Players line up for Portland Country Week bid

THE Warrnambool and District Cricket Association has named a 34-player under 13 training squad for representative honours.

The squad, named by the association’s under 13 coach Jayaweera Bandara and director of junior cricket Gordon McLeod, was assembled after feedback from club coaches based on players’ performances so far this season.

Those chosen will trial for places in the association’s under 13 team to contest the Portland Country Week from January 21-23.

McLeod said squad members would be put through their paces at Action Cricket next Thursday from 4.30pm. He said the association would also assess members in the squad for inclusion in its junior development squad for next year.

n The squad is: Will Fleming, Mitchell Bidmade, Alexander Jennings (Merrivale); Harry Hogan, Rosie Wynd (Port Fairy); Thomas Jackson, Liam Burgess, Jackson Grundy (Woodford); Dominic Bandara, Connor Hinkley, Paddy Douglas, Liam Couch (Dennington); Harry Rooke, Jed Henderson, Connor Umbers (Brierly-Christ Church); Ben Fary, Jarrod McConnell, Charlie Blacker, Dylan Philp (Allansford); Nick Robertson, Kurt O’Neill (Russells Creek), Jack O’Sullivan, Harrison Couzens, Bailey Brooks (Koroit); Jacob Pope, Louis Eldridge, Bailey Jenkinson, Harry Price, Todd White (Nestles); Zavier Mungean, Jackson Couch, Jordon Rundle, Damon Cooper (Nirranda); Matthew Noonan (Wesley-CBC).

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