Local girls make it to U-13 squad

MIDLAND-Guildford cricketers Sheldyn Cooper and Chloe Wain have made WA’s 13-player squad for next month’s under-18 female national championships in Canberra.

WA, which finished sixth last year, will be skippered by Melville’s Niamh Walsh, with club team-mate Meg Thompson her vice-captain.

Orazio Santalucia will coach WA in the tournament, which runs from January 13-19.

“This squad has worked well since the end of August and has developed pleasingly over this time,” Santalucia said.

“There has been some significant development in a lot of the squad and they have been consistent performers in club cricket.”

WA’s first game is against ACT/ NSW Country.

WA squad:

Niamh Walsh (c), Meg Thompson (vc) (Melville), Sheldyn Cooper, Chloe Wain (Midland-Guildford), Rebecca West (Melville), Phoebe Vlahov (Geraldton/Subiaco), Georgie Middleton (Mt Barker), Ashlee King (Melville), Zoe Oldfield (Wembley/Subiaco), Caitlin Crocetta, Jazmyne Roberts (Rockingham-Mandurah), Jess Emery (Whitfords Junior Cricket Club), Kailey Wheatcroft (Melville).