Cricket Tasmania continues to develop local talent through the current pathway with a 14-man squad set to depart the state on Sunday for a two-week tour of Sri Lanka starting in Colombo.
Players selected from throughout Tasmania are from the under-17 and under-19s squads and will join senior Tigers players and mentors Beau Webster and Cameron Boyce who are also both heading to the sub-continent on July 16.
Webster hopes his experience of coming through the Cricket Tasmania junior pathway program will be beneficial to his new teammates.
“I will be passing on as much of my experiences as I can to the guys out in the middle,” Webster said.
Coached by Clinton Reid and Shannon Tubb, the team play cricket against Sri Lankan teams in a schedule featuring four 50-over matches, two 60-over red-ball games and one Twenty20.
Coach Shannon Tubb said the experience will be very exciting for the young team.
“We want to stretch and challenge our players on this tour. They will come up against some very experienced opposition and it is a great opportunity to play against some world-class players and develop their game,” Tubb said.
Tasmanian Squad: Dylan Hay (Captain, Kingborough), Keegan Oates (Lindisfarne), Jack Freeman (University), Fletcher Seymour (Clarence), Jack White (North Hobart), Jarrod Freeman (Mowbray), James Curran (Launceston), Dominic Rawlings (Launceston), Oliver Wood (Riverside), Jake Williams (Westbury), James Odgers (Burnie), Jack McCulloch (Burnie), Beau Webster (Kingborough), Cameron Boyce (North Hobart).