Central Park-St Brendan's cricketer Ethan Baxter has been selected to play for Victoria at the School Sport Australia Cricket Championships.DAMEN FRANCIS April 24, 2014 3:10am
Ethan Baxter has been selected to represent Victoria at the School Sport Australia Cricket Championships in June.
It started with a notice in the Notre Dame College newsletter and now Ethan Baxter is preparing to represent Victoria at the School Sport Australia Cricket Championships.
The young Central Park-St Brendan’s cricketer earned his stripes during a month-long trial process that began in Shepparton and culminated at the MCG during the school holidays.
Baxter, 12, relished the opportunity to train at the indoor nets and was selected in the final 13-player squad.
‘‘It was awesome,’’ Baxter said.
‘‘There was one half fielding, then a net session for the other half.’’
Baxter was one of just two Northern Rivers players to make the cut, along with Bendigo’s Ryan O’Keefe, and will fly to Darwin in June as Victoria aims to defend its crown from last year.
The Tigers’ opening bowler took 14 wickets and scored 148 runs in 16 matches last season mainly in Cricket Shepparton’s under-14 B-grade competition, but five of those matches came in the senior C-grade competition.
He only batted once, but bowled 17 overs and gained from the experience.
Baxter has played cricket since he was ‘‘six or seven’’ and has represented Shepparton in the past at junior carnivals against Wangaratta, Bendigo and Cobram.
A Year 7 student at Notre Dame, Baxter loves his cricket and looks up to clubmates Rohan Larkin and Tim Kelly, who give him advice.
He wants to bowl like Mitchell Johnson, but knows what he has to do to improve.
‘‘I’m working on getting accurate, bowling every ball in the same spot, and trying to bowl pretty quick as well,’’ he said.
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