Three south-west cricketers are set to go head-to-head in the Victorian Premier Cricket Super Slam.
The new franchise-style twenty20 tournament, which boasts a $20,000 winners prize, pits the teams in the state’s highest club league against each other.
Geelong’s Tim Ludeman and Brody Couch will face Russells Creeks captain Cam Williams, who has received a call up to play for Greenvale Kangaroos, in the new tournament on Sunday.
Ludeman, 31, who is preparing for another season for his Big Bash side, the Melbourne Renegades, is one of many top-end players including Melbourne Stars batsman Ben Dunk.
Fellow Nirranda export Couch, 18, has been plying his trade with the Cats in the Victorian Premier League as an all-rounder alongside fellow south-west star Tommy Jackson, 17.
Williams, 26, who is fresh off claiming a one-day premiership with Russells Creek last weekend, said he had no expectations for the call up.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m just going to see how I go,” the in-form Kangaroos batsman-keeper said.
“I’m just a local lad who is going out to represent the league and my club. It will be a step up and I’m a lucky guy who is looking forward to giving it a go.”
Williams, who hasn’t played Victorian Premier Cricket since he played for Essendon six years ago, was called up to play by Greenvale coach Matt Love.
Geelong’s first game is against Fitzroy Doncaster Lions before taking on Greenvale, who also start its Super Slam campaign against the Lions on Sunday.