Mates selected in NC team
TALENTED Diggers Ex-Services juniors Luke Corlis and Damon Rootes have been chosen in the North Coast under-14s team to contest the Kookaburra Cup in January.
The pair, who are as “thick as thieves” on the cricket field, admitted they were excited to be selected for the squad which represents the region from the Manning River in the south to the Tweed River in the north.
“You hope to get into the team,” Corlis said.
Both 13-year-olds had high hopes for selection after impressive performances during the selection trials but still weren’t quite sure they would make the team.
“When you get your name called out you’re pretty happy,” Rootes said.
Corlis received the added honour of being named vice-captain.
The Kookaburra Cup is being played in Bowral and the pair will also be playing in a tournament in Tamworth a fortnight before that.
Any thoughts that the boys might get a little tired of cricket after such a busy holiday period were quickly allayed by their excitement.
“Just being able to play cricket all the time is what I’m looking forward to,” Corlis said, fresh from his first grade debut on the weekend.
Rootes is champing at the bit to face the new ball from different bowlers when the time to represent North Coast comes around.
“I can’t wait to face some good competition and the faster bowlers,” he said.
Both are looking forward to the challenge as well as playing plenty of cricket together as they have already done for a number of years.