HAMILTON’S brightest young cricketing stars shone during this year’s Country Week tournaments, and HDJCA president, Leigh Alexander, is proud that our local junior cricket is in such a healthy state and still on the improve.
Hamilton’s under-15 team was undefeated through its competition to bring home the title, while Hamilton Gold was runner-up in the under-13s.
The under-17s performed excellently to finish third, while Hamilton Green battled back from some early losses to finish fifth in the under-13s, all teams improving on their 2012 results.
“Obviously, our results indicate that we match up pretty well and our competition is doing a good job in producing talented cricketers – a credit to all the junior coaches and helpers in our region,” Alexander said.
“The under-17s produced a great effort by a first-time young coach Steve Mirtschin and a young assistant in Brandon Ross, to take these boys to Warrnambool and perform so well.”
A lot of work has gone into improving the junior pathways into senior cricket and Alexander is happy to see that the effort is beginning to bear fruit.
“There is no doubt that we seem to have a strong group of talented cricketers in the district aged 11–17; the summer’s results show that,” he said.
Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, January 31, 2013