Junior selected for southern side

AFTER being nominated and attending several months of trials in Cricket Tasmania’s “Emerging Tigers” program, 12-year-old Gretna junior cricketer Joshua Farrow has been selected in the southern team for the Under 13 Intrastate Cup.

The Ouse District School Grade 6 student will have three training sessions with the team before they travel to the North-West Coast in January where they will play four games over four days against the North and North-West teams.

“I’m very excited and very pleased to be chosen for the team,” Josh said. His parents Natasha and Craig Farrow will be going to watch Josh play. “It’s just great that Josh has this opportunity,” Natasha said. “We, along with Josh’s sister Sophie, are all so pleased for him.”

In just his second season, Josh has shown early signs of becoming a very good cricketer. In the six matches played this season so far, Josh has had five innings with the bat, making 141 runs. His highest score is 45 not out. In fact Josh has been dismissed only once in those five innings and hit a total of 18 fours and two sixes.

His bowling performance is just as impressive, capturing a total of nine wickets at the expense of just 25 runs off 25 overs with four maidens, with best figures of 3 for 1 off two overs. To cap it off, his Gretna Green Under 13s coached by Darren Stevenson have won all six matches so far.

Josh’s cricketing ability has had a slight helping hand – his great-grandfather the late Les Cunningham is regarded as Gretna’s finest ever cricketer. He captained the senior teams to many premierships over a career that spanned five decades, 50 centuries and many wickets. It sure is in the genes, that’s for sure.

Gretna Cricket Club wishes Josh all the best and will be certainly keeping a close eye on how he and the team perform in January.

WADE GLEESON

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