Trio hope to blitz field for WA spots

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Ryley Alexander, Jordan Binns and Tahlia Knox.
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Three of Broome’s exciting young cricketers are hoping to make their town proud and represent country WA in future cricket tournaments.

During the September school holidays, Tahlia Knox, Jordan Binns and Ryley Alexander travelled to Perth and Bunbury to take part in training camps.

Knox, who usually plays for Mangrove Cricket Club, took part in the WA Regional Female Cricket training camp in Perth and tried out for the under-18s girls’ cricket team in the process.

While Knox narrowly missed out on making the State team, she obtained her coaching accreditation through the WA Cricket Association and hopes to make the WA Country XI squad for 2020.

Jordan Binns and Ryley Alexander, who play for Roebuck Cricket Club, travelled to Bunbury when they were two of 36 players selected to attend the WACC Regional Development Carnival.

Binns and Alexander also completed their Level 1 Coaches course. The pair will be hoping to compete at the WACA State Talent Carnival in 2020 as a reward for their efforts at the camp.

Broome Junior Cricket Association president Lynton Phillipson said it was great to have the trio represent Broome.

“If they do make their respective squads, the door could open for Australian selection,” she aid.

“They’ve been outstanding all through the local season, so I hope they get to shine on a State level.”

Mr Phillipson said he hoped more Broome cricketers would be invited to future cricket carnivals and training camps.

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