Ballarat Cricket Association releases representative side

The Ballarat Cricket Association has released its senior representative side to take on Gisborne in division one of the Kenmac Shield on Sunday.

North Ballarat’s Adam Eddy will captain the side and he is joined by teammates Mick Nolan, Prabath Priyankara, Will Rogers and Leigh Lorenzen – the strong Rooster representation reflecting their impressive start to the BCA first grade season.

DRIVE: North Ballarat's Leigh Lorenzen hits one through the off-side. He is the Ballarat Cricket Association's leading run-scorer and has been named in the representative side.

DRIVE: North Ballarat's Leigh Lorenzen hits one through the off-side. He is the Ballarat Cricket Association's leading run-scorer and has been named in the representative side.

Wendouree youngster Tom Le Lievre has established himself this season, he and the experienced Cole Roscholler make-up the Red Caps contingent.

Napoleons-Sebastopol’s Jacob Eyers will keep wicket for the side while teammate and English import Ryan Gibson was also named.

Jayden Hayes will represent Ballarat-Redan and is joined by promising batsmen Zac Jenkins.

Naps-Sebas’ Liam Rigby and Brown Hill’s Ryan Knowles were named emergencies for the clash.

The match begins at 10am at Wendouree as the sides play a one-dayer.

TEAM

Adam Eddy – captain – (North Ballarat), Tom Le Lievre (Wendouree), Mick Nolan (North Ballarat), Jayden Hayes (Ballarat-Redan), Ryan Gibson (Napoleons-Sebastopol), Jake Eyers – wicket-keeper – (Napoleons-Sebastopol), Cole Roscholler (Wendouree), Prabath Priyankara (North Ballarat), Will Rogers (North Ballarat), Zac Jenkins (Ballarat-Redan), Leigh Lorenzen (North Ballarat). Emergencies: Liam Rigby (Napoleons-Sebastopol), Ryan Knowles (Brown Hill)

THE VICTORIAN Country Cricket League Melbourne Country Week is looking into potential changes to the country week format.

The main ideas up for discussion have been a preference to trial several aspects of international 50-over cricket rules with fielding circles and matches finishing once a result has been achieved.

The concept of dividing at least the top two divisions into pools with a cross-over semi-final on the Thursday prior to Friday's final.

And finally, matches in the three divisions to be played in particular areas of Melbourne - to save time and travelling costs.

ON THE RISE: Wendouree's Tom Le Lievre has been a big improver across the early stages of the season, the youngster establishing himself as a genuine all-rounder.

ON THE RISE: Wendouree's Tom Le Lievre has been a big improver across the early stages of the season, the youngster establishing himself as a genuine all-rounder.