Local bowler injured as under-19s struggle
Albany fast bowler Bryce Jackson’s national championships are over after injuring his troublesome back on day one of the tournament in South Australia on Monday.
Jackson and Michael Ferreira are representing Albany at the Under-19 National Cricket Championships but their WA side has struggled, losing their first two matches.
Bowling against the hosts SA on day one, Jackson pulled up sore after four overs and took no further part in the game.
The 18-year-old speedster had snared the early breakthrough, dismissing Lewis Evans for a duck and had figures of 1-18 from four overs before breaking down.
Jackson, who hails from Collingwood Park, flies home today and is expected to have scans this week to determine the extent of his injury.
WA suffered a 178-run belting at the hands of SA and then on Tuesday lost to Tasmania, who chased down 242 to win in the 49th over.
A North County product, Ferreira has been used as all-rounder, batting twice at No.4 and bowling 10 overs in the two games thus far.
The 17-year-old made 18 runs off 40 balls in his opening dig of the championships and then 13 off 27 against Tasmania, including two boundaries. He returned figures of 0-28 from six overs as WA almost defended 241 against Tasmania.
The two losses have WA at the bottom of their pool ahead of their clash with ACT/NSW Country today at Price Memorial Oval.
Tomorrow WA face Victoria Country and in round 5 on Sunday the Northern Territory.
In local cricket on Saturday, Mt Barker face Denmark in round 8 of the A-grade competition, Royals will search for consecutive wins against Manypeaks and North County do battle with Railways.
The third round of the under-19 T20 competition is tomorrow.
Albany’s Bryce Jackson, left, is out of the national under-19 cricket championships with injury. Michael Ferreira remains.