The wait continues for an official announcement or start date regarding Premier Cricket, but there has been no shortage of positive news for some of MUCC’s young talent, as Lachie Melican, Mitch Domann, Angus Molden and Max Hatzoglou have all been selected in Cricket Victoria’s U19 Male Emerging Player Squad for season 2020/21.
The squad, which boasts the best underage talent across the state, helps to form the pool from which the eventual U19 Vic Country and Metro teams will be selected, and is due recognition for some our brightest young stars.
Given the chance to engage with some of the high-performance coaches at Cricket Victoria, as well as taking part in interactive sessions with current contracted players, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch, the squad is being exposed to what life as a professional cricketer may look like.
The four young MUCCers, each with experience representing Victoria at an underage level, have already shown that they have what it takes to succeed on the Premier stage, and hope that this program will help them to take the next step in their careers both with MUCC and beyond.
Uni head coach, Antony Keely was thrilled for the boys when the announcement was made public earlier in the week; “We are extremely proud and excited for Angus, Lachie, Mitch and Max – all four have made a significant contribution to MUCC as people and players” he said. “Being part of this program will help continue to help them develop and we can’t wait to see them in action in a few months.”
The program will continue in an online capacity until the boys are able to take part in more skill-based activities at the CitiPower Centre when health restrictions allow. We wish all the boys the best and once again congratulate them on their selection!
For more information, see the official Cricket Victoria release here: https://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/2020-21-under-19-male-emerging-performance-squad-announced/