Two junior Grampians Cricket Association teams will kick off their country week campaign on Sunday.
Both under 13 and under 15 teams will travel to take on Castlemaine in round one of the Central Highlands country week.
Under-15 Grampians coach Sam Sparks said he has been pleased with the progress he has seen in his players in the lead up to the first match.
“It has gone really well. We had a few turn out to the try outs so I think we have a pretty good side this year,” he said.
Sparks said one of the best things about the tournament is the opportunity the players get to play on turf wickets.
“Getting that experience against some of the best young cricketers in the region on turf wickets is a great chance for them to learn,” he said.
“It really helps with their progression to senior cricket.”
Matches begin at 10am on Sunday, with rounds two and three to be played in the new year.
Hayden Dowling – Aradale
Jack Cann – Aradale
Jim Jennings – Aradale
Sonny Kettle – Chalambar
Jack Hoffman – Halls Gap
Jayde McMurtrie – Halls Gap
Max McMahon – Halls Gap
Tobie Ripper – Halls Gap
Owen Summers – Swifts-Great Western
Andy Wills – Tatyoon
Jono Fennell – Tatyoon
Sam Phillips – Tatyoon
Coach: Geoff Phillips
Reece Kettle – Chalambar
Will Cooper – Chalambar
Ayden Britton – Halls Gap
Dillon Micallef – Halls Gap
Callum Roberts – St Andrews
Cody Kilpatrick – Swifts-Great Western
Bailey Hosemans – Tatyoon
James Phillips – Tatyoon
Lachie Dalkin – Tatyoon
Lachie Wills – Tatyoon
Madix Perry – Youth Club
Noah Wineberg – Youth Club
Riley Ika – Youth Club
Coach: Sam Sparks
R1: v Castlemaine at Muckleford South, Sun Dec 17
R2: v Ballarat Blue at North Park, Tues Jan 2
R3: v Gisborne Green at Kyneton Showgrounds, Kyneton, Wed Jan 3
R1: v Castlemaine at Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve, Castlemaine, Sun Dec 17
R2: v Ballarat Blue at Alexandra Oval, Ararat, Tues Jan 2
R3: v Gisborne Green at Maddingley Park, Bacchus Marsh, Wed Jan 3
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