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.
Georgia Baker-Miller, Horsham Saints
Tahlia Thompson, Horsham Saints
Lori Young, Rup-Minyip
Penelope Drummond, Homers
Ruby James, Jeparit
Elena James, Jeparit
Jett Hopper, Homers
Will Drummond, Homers
Connor Weidemann, Rup-Minyip
Jackson Hoffman, Homers
Aaron Schofield, Donald
Bailey Young, Rup-Minyip
Dylan Thompson, Horsham Saints
Blake Turner, Rup-Minyip
Darcy Reid, Birchip
Corey Smith, Horsham Saints
Josh Lees, Kiata
Andrew Clark, Birchip
Sam Griffiths, Donald
Charlie Dean, Brim-Kellalac-Sheep Hills