Lo­cal lad’s de­but as vice-cap­tain

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Michael Traill

Nar­ro­gin’s Iszak Mi­len­tis will make his de­but for WA as vice-cap­tain of the State’s un­der-19 side at the na­tional cham­pi­onships start­ing in Ade­laide on Mon­day.

The for­mer Nar­ro­gin ju­nior and Towns Cricket Club bats­man moved to Perth in Year 10 to at­tend Aquinas Col­lege.

Mi­len­tis now plays for Wil­let­ton in the first grade of the WACA Pre­mier com­pe­ti­tion, where he opens the bat­ting with Aus­tralian Test bats­man Cameron Ban­croft.

He also rep­re­sented the Up­per Great South­ern Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion in early 2017.

“I think ob­vi­ously it (Cricket Aus­tralia U19 Cham­pi­onship) will be very strong, there’s a lot of good crick­eters around,” he said.

“Play­ing first-grade cricket here should hope­fully help me out a bit to get to the stan­dard of com­pe­ti­tion.”

WACA tal­ent de­vel­op­ment man­ager David Fitzger­ald said the Cricket Aus­tralia U19 Cham­pion- ship would be a great op­por­tu­nity for Mi­len­tis. “Iszak is an ex­cit­ing open­ing bats­man who’s done well with Wil­let­ton in pre- mier comp here in Perth,” he said.

“He’s got a good range of shots and we’re look­ing for him to take those good starts he’s been hav­ing with Wil­let­ton over to Ade­laide.

“It’s highly com­pet­i­tive, play­ers that come out of this com­pe­ti­tion get se­lected in the Aus­tralian un­der-19 team.”

The Cricket Aus­tralia U19 Cham­pi­onships in Ade­laide will be from De­cem­ber 3 to De­cem­ber 13.

Pic­tures: Wil­let­ton Dis­trict Cricket Club

Nar­ro­gin’s Iszak Mi­len­tis. INSET: Mi­len­tis com­pletes a run-out against Su­bi­aco-Floreat.

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