Kirton Shield up and running
THE KIRTON Shield launches the Ballarat Cricket Association’s representative program on Sunday.
Ballarat will again have two teams in the Central Highlands region under-17 competition.
Coached by Les Sedman, Ballarat Blue (under-16) meets the Central Highlands development squad, while the Gerard Maher-coach Ballarat Gold plays Grampians.
The BCA’s under-12, under-13, under-14 and under-15 squads train on Sunday. Under-12 and under-13 players train at the Eastern Oval at 10am. The under-14 and under-15 squads train at North Ballarat from 10am.
UNDER-12: Dillion Graham, Jack McGregor (Ballan), Aaron Spiller, Jasper Kemp, Matt Aikman, Mitchell Nicolson, Patrick Lynch, Thenul Musasinghe (Redan), Ben Dunwoodie, Nate Rieniets, James Walker, Ben Worthington (East Ballarat), Sam and Matthew Harris, Fraser Hay, Jag Seamons (Golden Point), Ben Poursanidis, Lachlan Storey, Byron Wynd (Napoleons), Angus Creelman, Ben Maher (Wendouree).
UNDER-13: Fraser Hunt, Ben Loughnane (Ballan), Jaden Hande, Michael Hayes, Jack Jones, James O’Brien (Ballarat-Redan), Corey Beaton, Aiden and Tyler Cox, Jye Stephenson, Mitchell Ward (Darley), Jai McHendry, Bailey Medwell, Zach Gladman (East Ballarat), Scott Baldwin, Riley Coppick, Riley Hucker, Jesse Lloyd, Conner Ronin (Golden Point); Loucas Poursanidis, Will Ringin, Reece Wynd (Napoleons), Fletcher Brennan, Aaron Johns, Jeremy Williams (Wendouree).
BCA selectors inform players and clubs about under-14 and under-15 squads.
Selectors are accepting further nominations via club junior co-ordinators and BCA junior committee chairman David Sproules.
Country Week set
The dates has been set for the Victorian Country Cricket League Melbourne Country Week.
The BCA will make another title tilt from Monday, February 18, to Friday, February 22.
HOW THEY STAND
Ballarat Cricket Association firsts ladder after round one: WENDOUREE 6, NAPOLEONS-SEBASTOPOL 6, NORTH BALLARAT 6, EAST BALLARAT 6, Ballarat-Redan 3, Mt Clear 3, Coronet City 0, Golden Point 0, Brown Hill 0, Darley 0
Golden Point record
ANDREW Falkner has batted his way into the Golden Point Cricket Club record books.
Falkner’s unbeaten 239 is a new club record..