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Brothers Jackson and Mitch Korn were selected into the Australian All Stars Teams for their respective age groups after their dominant displays at the National Indoor Cricket Championships.
16-year-old Jackson was playing in the Under 17 age group and was named Player of the Series.
Jackson will be eligible to compete in the same age group next year and is hopeful to be selected into the All Stars Team for consecutive years and play at the next Indoor Cricket World Cup.
The two represented the NSW Country Cyclones and Mitch’s Under 13s side won the National Championship, defeating the NSW Blues (metropolitan team) 128 runs to 79 in the final.
Mitch top scored for his team with 22 runs in the decider and played an important role with the ball in hand.
His off-spin bowling restricted the Blues’ run rate.
Jackson’s side didn’t reach the finals but he was a standout performer for his team.
“It was a good experience, awesome to be involved in a camp and get a better understanding of the cricket culture,” Jackson said.
“It helps develop my game and I gained plenty of confidence after being selected into the All Stars Team.”
Jackson played as the wicket keeper for his side and said he is continuing to work on his glove work and batting.
“There is still plenty to learn and improve on and it is great to be selected into representative teams and learn from the best coaches,” Jackson said.
His cricket accomplishments aren’t restricted to the indoor game, as Jackson has earned selection into the 24-man U17s NSW/ACT Country squad to compete at the State Challenge in August.
He plans to excel at the tournament and retain selection for the refined 12-man team to compete at the National Championships.
The Macleay’s Holly Simmons was also selected as player of the series and joined Kaitlin Britnell and Hannah Faux as selections into the Australian All Stars team.
Local cricketers Brett Hutley, Jarrod Prosper, Jye Woodger, Rhys Swan, Emma Ross and Jai Pierce also competed at the tournament.