Four young stars playing in Bradman's steps
THERE is no shortage of form being carried by the four ultra-talented Clarence Valley cricketers onto the hallowed turf of Bradman Oval in Bowral tomorrow.
As part of the Bradman Cup winning North Coastal Under-14s, Jacob Ellis, Harry Grosser, Eli Fahey and Hayden Ensbey will line up in a twenty20 match against Sydney winners Georges River St George in the Under 14 State Club Challenge.
Just last week Ellis represented Northern Razorbacks in the Under-14s and Ensbey in the Under-13s at the State Challenge in Dubbo.
The tournament comprised four Country and four City-based teams, with the Razorbacks made up of the best players from North Coastal and Central North.
Both Ellis and Ensbey were named in the respective NSW Merit sides based on their strong performances.
Pace bowler Ellis and left arm off spinner Ensbey both took wickets in every match, with Ellis' best a 4 for 23 against New Coast Stingrays and Ensbey a man of the match effort of 5 for 5 off 6.3 overs in the 5th versus 6th playoff win against West City Scorpions.
While Fahey and Grosser missed out on the tour to Dubbo, the pair made their own noise closer to home, helping Clarence River to secure the North Coast Cricket Inter-District Under-14 minor premiership by scoring 44 and 41 not out respectively in a big win over next Sunday's grand final opponents Coffs Harbour.
Tim Grosser has coached his son Harry and Jacob Ellis since they started playing cricket for Westlawn.
"This will be a fantastic experience for them to play on a ground that means so much to Australian cricket," Grosser said.
"I'm jealous. Usually this match is played at the SCG, but couldn't this year with the World Cup coming up."