Harry selected for Gippsland Pride


Harry selected for Gippsland Pride

LEONGATHA’S Harry Hoekstra was named in the U14 Gippsland Pride cricket team recently.
The selected squad will compete in the 2018/19 U14 Male Youth Premier League.
Harry is looking forward to competing in the championship in Melbourne in January.
The carnival included three T20 matches and two 40 over matches during the week.
He will also take part in two games before Christmas – a match in Frankston on November 11 and in Drouin on December 9.
He was selected following training sessions in Bundalaguah and Yarragon.
Members of the Gippsland Pride sides are nominated to try out by their clubs.
From 30 young cricketers across Gippsland, 13 are selected for the squad.
“I was very excited when I found out (he made the squad). I didn’t expect it,” he said.
Harry plays for Koonwarra/LRSL. He recently played his first senior match in C2 for Koonwarra/LRSL Blue, alongside grandfather, Lachie Hughes.
Cricket is a favourite sport in his family and he has been playing with the local cricket club for four years.
His grandfather and his uncles have all played for Koonwarra/LRSL.
Harry’s mum Eliza said Koonwarra/LRSL has been an excellent club for Harry to be a part of, as it extends many opportunities to its juniors.
“Koonwarra/LRSL puts a lot of effort into its juniors. It’s a very supportive club,” she said.
Harry said he loves cricket because he loves playing the game and enjoys spending time with his family.
He is a batting all rounder. His achievements include scoring a half century and top bowling figures of 3/0 in U14s, and being selected as an emergency in the SSV squad, which played in Western Australia.
Harry is looking to continue playing with his local club, aiming to continue to improve his skills.

Great achievement: Leongatha’s Harry Hoekstra was recently selected for the U14 Gippsland Pride squad.

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