The Western Australian Cricket Association has announced the team that will compete at this years Under 17 National Championships in Brisbane.

Coached by Wayne Andrews and former Olly Cooley medalist and New Zealand International Brendon Diamanti, the team includes plenty of talent from right across the state.

The side will be captained by talented all-rounder Jayden Goodwin, son of Zimbabwe international Murray Goodwin, who boasts extraordinary skills with the bat as well as bowling handy leg spin.

Gosnells product Brodee Foster has been named vice captain, another all-rounder, this time a seam bowler.

The pair played in last years tournament as bottom age players, and proved they’ve got what it takes to continue their rise.

Northern suburbs top order bat Cooper Connolly is another one to watch, the 15 year-old has scored 764 runs at an average of 50.9 for Scarborough in the under 15 John Maguire Shield.

Exciting fast bowlers Michael Herbst and Ewan Neilson will lead the pace attack.

The pair were named in the Under 16 Cricket Australia XI team last season before being ruled out with injury, however, Herbst recovered at the end of last season and was able to represent the Australian U16’s team which played an International series against Pakistan in April.

Esperance local Jacob Wagenknecht is set to strike fear into the opposition with the fast bowler standing at 198 centimeters, 6 foot 6 in the old, and boasts remarkable swing and bounce.

WACA Talent Development Manager David Fitzgerald said Octobers tournament provides a great opportunity for the states next generation of stars to develop their cricket.

“The level of talent on display at the national championships is always of a high standard,” Fitzgerald said.

“Our players can put their skills to the test in high pressure situations and also learn the importance of developing their off field skills of being great people and great cricketers, being self starters, as well as learning the discipline and professionalism needed to prepare well for matches.

“We’ve put together a team which really shows the depth of talent we have right across our state, which is really exciting going forward.”

15 year old Keegan De Koker was selected in the Cricket Australia XI, following his outstanding form at the School Sport Australia U15 National Championships in February.

The tournament gets underway on Monday 1st October, and runs until Thursday the 11th.

WA U17 Team 2018/19
Jayden Goodwin (Captain) South West
Brodee Foster (Vice Captain) Gosnells
Ethan Chivers Subiaco / Floreat
Cooper Connolly Scarborough
Kieran Coyne Joondalup
Tom Drake Brockman South Perth
Michael Herbst Wanneroo
Nicholas Kane Subiaco / Floreat
Alex Ludik Joondalup
Ewan Neilson Melville
Kallen Parsons Perth / Wheatbelt
Jacob Wagenknecht Gosnells / Goldfields
Harry Zimmerman Perth