Youth Premier League | Region's cricketers make Western Waves squad

WHACK: Corey Smith playing for the Horsham Saints during the Horsham Cricket Association 2017/18 season. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
WHACK: Corey Smith playing for the Horsham Saints during the Horsham Cricket Association 2017/18 season. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

A HOST of young Wimmera-Mallee cricketers have been named in the Western Waves Youth Premier League squads for the 2018/19 season

The Youth Premier League was formerly known as the state championships and has been re-branded. 

The youth program will feature some differences for the upcoming season – not only has the name been changed but additional games will be played and the under-18 boys will focus solely on Twenty20 cricket.

Stephen Field has been selected to manage the Western Waves program. 

“The Western Waves male and female cricketers will not only experience the best of the facilities, but be engaged in activities around strength and conditioning, wellness, technical development and game sense,” he said.

The Western Waves junior squads will begin their preparations during the July school holidays in Melbourne. 

The squads will be reduced to 13 for the competition starting in October and running through till January. 

Wimmera Representatives 

Under-14 girls

Georgia Baker-Miller, Horsham Saints

Tahlia Thompson, Horsham Saints

Under-17 girls

Lori Young, Rup-Minyip

Penelope Drummond, Homers

Ruby James, Jeparit 

Elena James, Jeparit

Under-14 boys

Jett Hopper, Homers

Will Drummond, Homers

Connor Weidemann, Rup-Minyip

Jackson Hoffman, Homers

Aaron Schofield, Donald

Under-16 boys

Bailey Young, Rup-Minyip

Dylan Thompson, Horsham Saints

Blake Turner, Rup-Minyip

Darcy Reid, Birchip

Under-18 boys

Corey Smith, Horsham Saints

Josh Lees, Kiata

Andrew Clark, Birchip

Sam Griffiths, Donald

Charlie Dean, Brim-Kellalac-Sheep Hills