Melbourne country week will provide South West Cricket Association debutants a chance to test themselves against the best

READY TO GO: Bookaar opening batsman Rohan Symes is raring to take on some of country crickets best in Melbourne on Monday. Picture: Rob Gunstone
READY TO GO: Bookaar opening batsman Rohan Symes is raring to take on some of country crickets best in Melbourne on Monday. Picture: Rob Gunstone

MELBOURNE country week gives players from across the state the chance to test their abilities against the best, and two of South West Cricket Association’s debutants are eager to prove their worth. 

Bookaar opening batsman Rohan Symes and Heytesbury all-rounder Paul Vogels will make their first appearance at the inter-association tournament that starts in Melbourne on Monday.

Vogels is excited to take on the challenge.

“It will be a good chance to play at the highest level of cricket I have played at,” the Rebels top-grade player said.

“It’s a good chance for me to test myself against a lot of other very talented cricketers in the leagues that we will play against.

“This gives me the chance to watch the better cricketers going around and how they go about it and you can always pick up things to improve your own game.”

Symes is just as eager has his new squad mate.

“You always want to strive to play against the best players and test yourself against those guys and I'm really looking forward to it,” he said.

The pair are two of five players who will be making their country week debuts for the association. Lachlan Boyle, Tyson Hay and Thomas Hunt are the other three.