Cel­e­bra­tion time for Enoka broth­ers

Central Leader - - Sport -

It was lit­er­ally party time at the Enoka house­hold over the week­end.

Broth­ers Thomas and Ben Enoka, who both play soft­ball for the Auck­land United club, were se­lected in the Black Sox squad that will travel to Canada in July for the world champs.

Thomas says Black Sox coach Ed­die Kohlhase rang with the good news dur­ing a farewell party for hol­i­day­ing rel­a­tives, who were about to re­turn to Eng­land.

“It just turned into a big­ger party.”

The 18-year-old pitcher de­scribes the se­lec­tion as “a bit of a shock”.

But he’s pleased big brother Ben, 19, also made the grade.

“It’s al­ways good play­ing with fam­ily mem­bers. There’s some­one to back you up.”

And he’ll learn plenty from two of the squad’s most ex­pe­ri­enced pitchers, Marty Grant and Heinie Shan­non.

He says pre­vi­ous trips to Canada with the Ju­nior Black Sox mean he knows what to ex­pect in terms of con­di­tions.

Mt Al­bert Ram­blers player-coach Donny Hale and Nathan Nukunuku also made the squad, but club team­mates Michael and Thomas Cameron missed the cut.

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