Coaches named for EGCA’s junior country week teams
Jed Shaw and Kurtis Grace, and Scott Smart and Michael Noble, have been named as joint coaches for two of three teams carrying the Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association’s hopes at the upcoming junior country week series.
Shaw and Grace will lead the EGCA’s 14B team and the Smart-Noble combination head-up the 16B group at the annual carnival being played in Perth from January 8-12.
The region’s 14C team is coached by Craig Tepper.
Junior country week co-ordinator Stew McLeod said each of the three teams would train regularly in the lead-up to the series that will comprise four days of long-form cricket and a Twenty20 clash.
Noble will lead practice sessions for the 16B team on each of the next two Fridays at Wallace Park from 4pm to 6pm.
Tepper’s group trains on Sunday from 7.30am to 8.30am at Great Boulder’s nets.
“With more nominations than positions this year, our selection panel, headed by chairman of selectors Andrew Zafer, had some difficult decisions to make,” McLeod said.
“We are pleased with the final team selections and are looking forward to a competitive and rewarding carnival.”
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