Clarence Valley cricketers set on path to selection in country team


ELEVEN Clarence Valley junior female cricketers have been selected in NSW development and regional squads after trials in Grafton at the weekend.

Under the auspice of Cricket NSW regional cricket officer, North Coast, Brett Rankin and coach Kate MacGibbon, the two-day trials at J J Lawrence nets unearthed an abundance of talent.

"We were going into the development trials (girls aged between 11 to 14) sight unseen and it turned out the standard was great, fantastic," Rankin said.

"They were enthusiastic, keen and talented. We were more than happy with the candidates and intend expanding the development program next year."

Tegan Tabor (Maclean), Madelyn Ryan (Chatsworth Island), Kaitlin Beeston (Grafton), Shannon Whitton (Grafton), Rachael Payne (Grafton) and Madeleine Richey were selected to take part in three future development programs at Grafton in June, Port Macquarie in August and September in Bellingen.

Angela Payne (South Grafton), Amanda Whitby (Grafton), Kara Sutherland (South Grafton), Nicole Morgan (Ulmarra) and Leah Mcdonald (Grafton) were selected in the regional squad (11- to 19-year-olds).

The regional squad will have a two-day training camp in Lismore in June, a two-day carnival against Hunter in Port Macquarie in July and a weekend camp in Bellingen in August.

"The North Coast program is moving forward and we'll now see how the girls perform at future camps and training sessions," Rankin said.

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