Over 70 young Victorians have been selected to take part in the Under-19 Academy Country and Metro trial squads for the 2017-18 season.
Players will participate in skills, strength and conditioning and performance management sessions through August and September as part of the trial process, before the Barooga Country v Metro series provides another opportunity for players to showcase their skills.
The Barooga camp in late September will form a key part of the selection, as well as club cricket performances, before selectors name the final squads in late October for the Cricket Australia Under-19 National Championships.
This year's squads feature a breadth of young talent, with the likes of Victoria Metro squad members Zak Evans, Jon Merlo and Will Sutherland who all represented the Australia Under-19s against Sri Lanka Under-19s in April this year.
Strong performances this year could fetch greater rewards too, as players will also be vying for a spot in the Australian squad for the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in 2018.
This year's Under-19 National Championships will take place in Tasmania between 4-15 December.
Victoria Country Under-19 Trial Squad
Mallee Murray Bulls
North East Country Knights
South East Country Sharks
Victoria Metro Under-19 Trial Squad
Inner East Emus
Inner South East Scorpions
North West Wizards
Outer East Eagles
South East Bayside Breakers
14 AUGUST, 2017 | State Championships