Following on from his first full season in the 1st XI last year, Tom Russ has earned himself selection in a pre-season trial match as part of the Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers final preparations for the upcoming One Day Domestic tournament.
Two practice matches will be played next week involving a mix between contracted Bushranger players as well as young talent who have performed in the Bartercard Premier Cricket Competition and who have trained with the squad throughout the pre-season.
Victorian Chairman of Selectors Andrew Lynch said the players had been given a chance to impress.
“They’ve been given an opportunity following strong performances last season at Premier level,” Lynch said.
Tom will play next Tuesday in a team to be captained by newly appointed Australian 20/20 captain Aaron Finch and also includes fast bowler James Pattinson.
This follows on from Tom’s outstanding performance last weekend in our trial game against Prahran that was played up in Kilmore where Tom hit an unbeaten 100* off 133 balls including 8 x 4’s and 2 x 6’s.
We wish Tom the best of luck for the upcoming game and we are sure that it won’t be the last of his opportunities at the higher level.
For those wanting to get down next week and watch the games, they will be played at Wesley College, Glen Waverley Campus
For more information on the games, please click the link below.