Local talents set for Otago ties

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Jeremy and Nathan Smith have been selected for the Otago Under-19 and Under-17 cricket teams respectively.

Nathan will be taking on the Otago Under-19 Development side on January 8 in a warm-up fixture before competing at the National Under-17 Tournament at Karori Park in Wellington from January 14- 22, the Waitaki Boys’ High School student will be joined by Eastern’s Olliver McLelland.

Jeremy, who learned of his selection on Monday, will be in action at the National Under-19 Tournament in Lincoln on January 13-22.

Under-19s coach Mark Bracewell praised Jeremy’s playing style.

“He’s a good, exciting, fighting kid, I like the way he plays his cricket,” he said.

 

The Otago team to compete at the National Under 17 Tournament:

Sam Angus, Taine Bayly, Blake Buttar-Scurr,

Dylan Buttar-Scurr, Taylor Cumberland,

Cameron McAuslan, Oliver McLelland, Joel Meade (c), Josh Preston, Nathan Smith, Declan Su’a, Jarryd Taig.

The Otago team to compete at the National Under 19 Tournament:

Rhys Bayly (captain), Felix Page, Liam Cotton, Josh Finnie, Alec Hodgson,

Kadin Brocks, Michael Rae, Taylor Dunn, Nick Cantwell, Jack Hunter, Luke Le Brun Jeremy Smith, Ryan Adam

By JAMES FORD

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