The senior representative team will be coached by gun Bendigo cricketer Cameron Taylor.GEORDIE COWAN January 20, 2014 4:33am
Goulburn Murray Cricket has taken the unusual step of recruiting a player from another competition to act as a non-playing coach for Bendigo Country Week.
Gun Bendigo all-rounder Cameron Taylor will coach the team this week and the Goulburn Murray players will hope to learn from him.
The 25-year-old Strathdale-Maristians player represented Victoria Country at the Australian Cricket Country Championships in Canberra last week and has played Victorian Premier Cricket with Richmond.
Taylor will lead a strong division one squad which includes international players Liam Gwynne, Hamish Lewis and Joe Taylor.
Cooma’s Michael Hill will captain the side, with Dylan Cuttriss the vice-captain.
Representative cricket co-ordinator Brayden Stone said after a pleasing Bendigo Country Week last year, in which the senior side lost the final and the colts side won division three, expectations were high once again.
‘‘We have got a pretty good squad in division one, with batting probably our strength, but we are sending over a side we reckon can win the title,’’ he said.
One pleasing thing about the composition of the senior squad was the inclusion of three colts players from last year, Stone said.
Wicket-keeper Steve Barrett, batsman Curtis Townrow and bowler Grant Wachter will all play.
‘‘That was our aim when we had the colts squad last year, so we are pretty proud a few kids have gone up the ranks,’’ he said.
Stone, who will coach the colts side and will again be joined by Kirk Teasdale in the team as the two experienced players, said it would be a great challenge for the team in division two.
‘‘We have certainly got a younger squad this year,’’ he said.
‘‘Probably not as much experience but still some good players, with Justin Saker, Mitch McMullan, Jesse Cuttriss and then a lot of good kids.’’
Three players still involved in junior cricket will also play for the representative side.
Teams and draw
v Ferntree Gully at Bamawm today: Liam Gwynne, Steve Barrett, Adam Ward, Michael Hill, Dylan Cuttriss, Curtis Townrow, Hamish Lewis, Liam Ringin, Keith Chalmers, Steve Rasmussen, Joel Murphy, Grant Wachter, Jake Toll (13th man).
v Castlemaine at Bell Oval tomorrow: Liam Gwynne, Steve Barrett, Adam Ward, Michael Hill, Dylan Cuttriss, Curtis Townrow, Hamish Lewis, Joel Murphy, Keith Chalmers, Liam Barrett, Grant Wachter, Nick O’Connor.
v Northern Districts at Harry Trott Oval on Wednesday: Liam Gwynne, Steve Barrett, Adam Ward, Michael Hill, Dylan Cuttriss, Curtis Townrow, Hamish Lewis, Liam Ringin, Keith Chalmers, Joe Taylor, Steve Rasmussen, Grant Wachter, Brendan Moyle (13th man).
v Murray Valley at Bell Oval on Thursday: Liam Gwynne, Steve Barrett, Adam Ward, Michael Hill, Dylan Cuttriss, Curtis Townrow, Hamish Lewis, Joel Murphy, Keith Chalmers, Joe Taylor, Steve Rasmussen, Grant Wachter, Nick O’Connor, Joel Felmingham (13th man).
Grand final at QEO on Friday.
Division two Colts
v Benalla at Windridge Oval today: Brayden Stone, Quade Albert, Justin Saker, Mitch McMullan, Kirk Teasdale, Jesse Cuttriss, Brad Jones, Ryan McMinn, Joel Felmingham, Brendan Moyle, Josh Preston, Shannon Bish, Jack Elliott (13th man).
v Emu Valley at Strathfieldsaye tomorrow: Brayden Stone, Quade Albert, Mitch McMullan, Jesse Cuttriss, Brendan Unwin, Brad Jones, Ryan McMinn, Jack Elliott, Brendan Moyle, Jake Toll, Josh Preston, Joel Felmingham.
v Swan Hill at Eaglehawk on Wednesday: Brayden Stone, Quade Albert, Justin Saker, Mitch McMullan, Kirk Teasdale, Brendan Unwin, Ryan McMinn, Brad Jones, Jack Elliott, Joel Felmingham, Jake Toll, Shannon Bish, Josh Preston (13th man).
v Wimmera-Mallee at Huntly on Thursday: Brayden Stone, Justin Saker, Mitch McMullan, Jesse Cuttriss, Brendan Unwin, Brad Jones, Ryan McMinn, Jake Wright, Jack Elliott, Jake Toll, Josh Preston, Brendan Moyle, Shannon Bish (13th man).
Grand final at Weeroona Oval on Friday.
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