NSW Blues opening bowler Trent Copeland will lead the NSW 2nd X1 in their opening 4-day game of the season against Victoria at Blacktown International Sportspark starting tomorrow (Monday October 13).
Copeland, who has played three Test matches for Australia, will lead a strong side that will include fellow NSW Blues squad members Harry Conway, Daniel Hughes, Josh Lalor and Patrick Pisel.
The side will also include some new faces with Sydney University off spinner Will Somerville being rewarded for consistent First Grade performances over recent years.
Also on show are Northern District wicket-keeper Andrew Harriot and Eastern Suburbs opening batsman Matthew Condon.
The 22 year-old Harriot is also an excellent batsman, having scored 700 runs in First Grade last season at an average of 53. Originally from Tamworth, he recently kept wicket for Country in their annual match against City at Howell Oval, Penrith.
18 year old Matthew Condon, is originally from Batemans Bay on the New South Wales South Coast. The left-handed opener has played for the ACT at U19 and Futures League level and scored 85 on debut for his Eastern Suburbs club in last week’s McDonalds Sydney First Grade competition.
The squad is :
Trent Copeland, Captain (St George)
Ahilen Beadle (Manly)
Josh Clarke (Campbelltown Camden)
Matthew Condon (Eastern Suburbs)
Harry Conway (Northern Districts)
Andrew Harriott (Northern Districts)
Daniel Hughes (Northern Districts)
Josh Lalor (Penrith)
Nick Larkin (Sydney Uni)
Timothy Ley (Sydney Uni)
Patrick Pisel (Mosman)
Wil Somerville (Sydney Uni)