Dylan Kirk the sole Upper Great Southern Cricket Association product picked up in Southern Smash draft

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Elders' Dylan Kirk after being dismissed in last years tournament.
Camera IconElders' Dylan Kirk after being dismissed in last years tournament. Credit: Laurie Benson

Pingelly-Noonebin batter Dylan Kirk is the sole Upper Great Southern Cricket Association product picked up for next month’s highly anticipated Southern Smash.

The draft for this year’s Southern Smash Twenty20 tournament was held at Inswing Sports Bar on November 15.

Kirk took part in the tournament last year and was again picked up by Elders Avengers.

Four UGSCA products nominated for the third edition of the tournament, to be held in Albany on December 28 and 29.

Former UGSCA player Lincoln Joy was selected by reigning champions Inswing Ignition.

Former Ireland international Jacob Mulder was snapped up as the No.1 pick by Elders Avengers in the draft.

A total of 104 players nominated for regional WA’s premier T20 competition, and 42 of those players were selected across the six franchises — Inswing Ignition, Camtrans Bulldogs, Retravision Warriors, Arc Infrastructure Aces, Albany Finance Fury, and Elders Avengers.

Mulder, who played eight international T20 games and four one-day games before moving back to Australia, headlines a strong first round of draft picks.

The Fury had pick No.2 and drafted hard-hitting opening batter Garrick Morgan.

Halls Head batter Josh Rudge went to the Aces at No.3 and he was followed by Willeton all-rounder Oliver Arkinstall, who was snared by the Warriors.

The first round of picks was rounded out by spinner Ben Payne going to the Bulldogs and all-rounder Brayden Clarke, who was taken by reigning champions Ignition with their first selection at six.

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