Prodigious pair named in squad
TWO LOCAL TEENS TO REPRESENT STATE IN CRICKET
TWO South Perth players were selected in the WA Cricket Association’s 13-man squad to represent the State at the National Under-19 Championships in Adelaide until January 22.
Alex Bevilaqua and Brooke Guest are in the squad, which has a number of players having experience in the Australian U19 setup over the past 12 months.
Guest attended the National Cricket Centre in April as part of the U18 Talent Camp.
WA has a strong pace attack with five front line quicks selected who have all had First Grade experience this season. The pace line-up, along with all-rounder Keaton Critchell, will allow WA to keep their squad fresh in the expected tough Adelaide conditions.
This carnival is seen as a major step in the pathway to becoming an Alcohol.Think Again Western Warrior and the players can expect a number of opportunities to extend their cricket as result of strong showings in Adelaide.
Previous participants Ashton Agar and Will Bosisto both played for WA less than 12 months after the carnival and many others have had Toyota Futures League opportunities.
The Australian U19 team also has three international series both in Australia and overseas in the next nine months.