Five under-21 players have been named for this weekend’s inaugural T20 Regional Bash showdown between representative franchises the Newcastle Blasters and Lake Mac Attack.
Merewether’s Zac McGuigan and Charlestown’s Josh Claridge were picked for defending champions the Blasters while Charlestown’s Daniel Chillingworth, Toronto’s Griffin Lea and Cardiff’s Aaron Bills all got the nod for the newly-formed Attack.
Wallsend’s Nathan Price and Toronto’s Adrian Chad, joint recipients of the Newcastle player of the year in 2017-2018, will captain the Blasters and Attack respectively.
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The opening-round fixture in the annual NSW Country tournament is scheduled for Waratah Oval on Sunday (2pm).
Elsewhere on Sunday and the Hunter Hitmen meet the Central Coast Rush at Ourimbah’s Bill Sohier Park.
Rounds two and three feature double headers next Sunday (October 14) at Waratah and Harker ovals.
NEWCASTLE BLASTERS: Nathan Price (c), Jacob Montgomery (Wallsend), Brad Aldous, Peter Lojszczyk, Aaron Wivell (Wests), Ben Balcomb (Hamwicks), Josh Geary, Zac McGuigan (Merewether), Jonty Durrheim (Waratah), Nick Foster (Stockton), Nathan Hudson (University), Josh Claridge (Charlestown).
LAKE MAC ATTACK: Adrian Chad (c), Ryan Fenning, Griffin Lea (Toronto), Daniel Arms, Matthew Bench, Daniel Chillingworth, Jed Dickson (Charlestown), Dan Bailey (Belmont), Rahul Bakshi, Nick Watkins, Aaron Bills, Matt Willett (Cardiff).
HUNTER HITMEN: Tom Irwin, Tim Baker, Isaac Barry, Karl Bowd, Jordan Callinan, Dan Foster, Ben Neaves, Andrew Nicholai, Drew Olsen, Jacob Page, Al Seamer, Greg Sheehan, Cael Smith, Logan Smith, Josh Tuckwell, Jack Turner, Dan Willis.
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