Friday, February 12, 2016

Success for aspiring cricketers

Young New Norfolk cricketer Coby Kemmler playing for the
Southern Storm West team last month. 
IT has been a big summer for some of the emerging players in the ranks of our local cricket teams.

Gretna Cricket Club's Jack Stevenson has been selected in the Tasmanian State Under 15s cricket team for the second year in a row. Jack has been named as co-captain of the team which will travel to Brisbane this month.

New Norfolk Cricket Club's Coby Kemmler represented the south of the state playing for the Southern Storm West team on the North-West Coast last month. The team took out the Under 14s Boys Intrastate Cup and they did it in style, winning every game. The team played in two T20 and three 50-over matches with Coby's top score being 16 from 40 balls. The young cricketer says he was quite nervous throughout the Cup, but enjoyed the challenge. The experience on turf will help a lot as he is looking to play with a premier league club next season.

Three boys in the Molesworth Under 16s team hit up big scores in Round 9 of the Youth League competition. Jeremy Nichols made 94 (thirteen fours, one six), Josh Ransley retired on 86 (seven fours, seven sixes) and Jye Lester made 52 (eight fours) in the team's score of 3/300 against St Anne's at Cadburys. Unfortunately the match was washed out.

Finally a big shout out to all the T20 Blast kids who completed the last of the eight-week sessions which included a trip to the Test Match at Bellerive Blundstone Arena in December. Thank you to Cricket Tasmania and the New Norfolk and Gretna Cricket clubs for running the T20 Blast program.

WADE GLEESON

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