South West Cricket Association has announced its Melbourne country week squad

LEADER: Mortlake's Todd Lamont will captain the South West Cricket Association's squad at Melbourne country week, which begins on February 19. Picture: Christine Ansorge

LEADER: Mortlake's Todd Lamont will captain the South West Cricket Association's squad at Melbourne country week, which begins on February 19. Picture: Christine Ansorge

SOUTH WEST Cricket is opting for a youthful and inexperienced approach to its Melbourne country week squad, after unavailability left the it unable to pick some of the top players in the competition.

The squad will travel to face some of Victoria’s best regional cricket associations in Melbourne beginning on February 19.

Mortlake’s Todd Lamont will lead the squad, with fellow Cat Tyler Schafer joining him.

The Cats skipper commented on the mix of experience and youth in his side.

“We have a fair few new faces and it's probably a little inexperienced,” he said.

“That's just the way it is this year, with a different time slot and a few blokes found it hard to get work off, but everyone that is going is pretty keen to go.

“We are not overly strong in any department, we are more of an all-round squad.

“I think the youth is good for us, they will bring a bit of enthusiasm to the side.”

Full Squad:

Todd Lamont (captain) 

Jeff Rosolin 

Fraser Lucas 

Eddie Lucas

Angus Uwland 

Gus Bourke 

Tyler Schafer

Todd Roberston 

Jye McLaughlin 

Hamish Huffadine

Paul Vogels

Lachlan Boyle 

Rohan Symes

Kyle McDonald

Thomas Hunt

James Cody-Davis