Jeremy gets cup chance
LISMORE bowler Jeremy Perkins will get his first taste of representative cricket with the North Coast team in the Bradman Cup Under-16 carnival this season.
Jeremy, 15, was one of six players from the Far North Coast selected to play in the NSW Country event in January.
He credits training with the Craig McDermott bowling academy for getting him to the next level.
"I trained pretty hard in the off-season and the Craig McDermott stuff during winter really helped my development," he said.
"I'm looking forward to playing at this level and seeing the range of talent there is in my age division.
"I'm a bit nervous but I'll spend a bit of extra time in the nets working on my line and length."
Jeremy plays for Marist Brothers and attends Trinity Catholic College.
Lewin Maladay, Isaac Fisher, Stuart Frost, Jacob Wood and Max Bryant have also been selected.
FNC also has four players in the North Coast Kookaburra Cup side.
They are Kaleb Auld, Kyle Yager, Ashton Wilson and Jack Cooper.
Players were selected from a combination of pre-season trials, form and performances during selection trials at Coffs Harbour last weekend.
Perkins has played cricket for only a couple of years.
"All my mates were playing and I didn't have a summer sport," he said. "It's great to make this team with others from the area.
"We should have a pretty strong side; three of our players are in the under-17 North Coast team."
The Bradman Cup carnival will be played at Singleton and the Kookaburra Cup in Newcastle.