December 2, 2002

Selectors name Tasmanian under 17 team

The Tasmanian Cricket Association is pleased to announce the Tasmanian Under 17 team to play in Perth, Western Australia.

Included in the side are two players, Brent Burgess and Gordon Kerr, who are playing in next weeks Under 19 carnival in Canberra.

The Team will be coached by Luke McCormack, with former Tasmanian pace bowler, Roger Brown acting as Assistant Coach.

Brent Burgess from the Burnie-Yeoman Cricket Club on the North-West Coast who is a product of the thriving cricket program in the Circular Head area, will Captain the team.

The strength of the Launceston Cricket Club is highlighted with five (5) players coming from the perennial finalists, including Vice-Captain, Alistair Biffin.

The youngest member of the team is wicket keeper/batsman, Matthew Wade from the Clarence Cricket Club who is fourteen (14) years of age. Last season Matthew was a member of the inaugural "Capture the Tiger" squad. This program, supported by the "David Boon Development Trust", provides specialised training for very talented young players. Matthew is also still eligible for the Tasmanian Under 15's.

The team will round off their preparation with a two (2) day camp in early December and the traditional two (2) day game against the Northern Independent Colleges X1 in mid December.

The team is:

Brent Burgess (Captain)
Alistair Biffin (Vice-Captain)
Stuart Clarke
Charles Clemons
Alex Doolan
Aaron Duthoit
Hayden Fenton
Sam Graham
Gordon Kerr
Jason Marsland
Matthew Page
Wes Ripper
Matthew Wade