NESTLES co-captain Cam Williams hopes to “put on a show” for Victorian Premier Cricket (VPC) scouts when he represents country Victoria this weekend.
Williams is captain of a 12-player Victorian Country Cricket League (VCCL) side which will take on the Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union in an under 21 match on Sunday.
The opening batsman-wicketkeeper will represent the VCCL for the second time. He is the sole Western Waves player in the side.
Waves president Kelvin White will coach the country boys.
Williams said he knew just two players in the side but was confident the bush boys could show up their metropolitan counterparts.
He said he wanted to perform to impress VPC scouts.
“We’re all there for the same reason — to show our talents and get recognised by city clubs,” he said.
“It’s the best lot of under 21 cricketers in the metropolitan and country areas of Victoria. There should be a few (scouts) there. It’s a goal for every cricketer around here. You’ve got to have the right opportunity and a job opportunity. It’s one of my hopes.”
Williams enters the VCCL-VMCU contest after a lean season with the bat punctured by sublime knocks on the odd occasion.
He battered a Mount Gambier attack in making 68 in the Cross-Border Cup last month and has stacked up the runs in Twenty20 cricket.
“With the gloves I’ve been solid enough. It’s just batting-wise — a few decisions haven’t gone my way, batting errors, terrible shots in the wrong situation,” he said.
“In saying that, as Matt Bignell quoted on the weekend, a good innings is just around the corner.
“You step up when needed. Once it comes to rep stuff you really want to showcase your skills and see what you can do against the best players.”
The VCCL-VMCU clash is at Cranbourne’s Casey Fields, starting at 10.30am.