Cricket: Rockingham Mandurah duo perform well at Under 17s National Cricket Championships


WA under-17s captain Damien Burrage.

Fast bowler Jordan Clark.
WA under-17s captain Damien Burrage. Fast bowler Jordan Clark.

ROCKINGHAM Mandurah Cricket Club members Damien Burrage and Jordan Clark competed in the Under 17s National Cricket Championships on the Sunshine Coast during the school holidays.

The WA team placed fifth out of 10 teams overall.

Damien, from Halls Head, said it was up and down for the WA side.

“The standard of cricket was really good,” he said.

Damien was the captain and said a highlight was making 100 against Queensland.

Fast bowler Jordan said it was a great experience.

“I was pretty happy with wickets and a few runs not out,” he said.

Damien was named in the Australia under-17s side at the presentation dinner.

The Australian under-17s will play at the under-19 National Championships in Tasmania in December.

Cricket Australia national talent manager Greg Chappell said the most pleasing feature of this year’s Under 17 National Championships was the quality of the batting.

He said Damien and the under-19 National Championships team would come into calculations for the Australia under-19 team to go to New Zealand in January for the 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup.

“All of the players selected are very exciting young cricketers who have performed well at this carnival, and we look forward to seeing how they step up at the next level,” Chappell said.

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