Youth take on stars in quest to claim T20 Slam

Taj StubberNarrogin Observer
Nutrien All Stars skipper Arron Quartermaine, left, and Upper Great Southern under-23 captain Dylan Kirk, right, are ready to face off.
Camera IconNutrien All Stars skipper Arron Quartermaine, left, and Upper Great Southern under-23 captain Dylan Kirk, right, are ready to face off.

Cricket returns to the Upper Great Southern Cricket Association this weekend with the inaugural Upper Great Southern T20 Slam.

Two sides have been selected for the event, as the region’s best under-23 players do battle with an Upper Great Southern All-Stars team.

The exhibition game on Friday will be played at Clayton Road Oval under lights.

All 12 players that played in the Upper Great Southern A-section country week side will take to the field, while six players from the C-section side will be involved.

The Upper Great Southern under-23s team will be led by Dylan Kirk, while Arron Quartermaine takes charge of the All-Stars.

The All-Stars are booming with experience thanks to Rodney Ford and Grady Francis, as well as Perrin and Arron Quatermaine.

The two Quartermaines will play key roles with the bat as they look to claim bragging rights over their youthful opposition, while Francis and Ford will be key all-round options.

The under-23s have a stack of young talent, with the batting ranks featuring Nick Corner, Kirk, Lincoln Joy and Liam Want, while Bailey and Lewis Parsons will spearhead the bowling attack.

Food and bar facilities will be open during the special fixture.

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