ARMIDALE’S Frost brothers have been re-united by the city’s first XI and are looking forward to playing in the Country Shield finals this weekend.
20-year-old Alexander and 16-year-old Will were teammates at Easts before Will switched to TAS in the Armidale first grade and now they only play together in Armidale colours.
“It’s good,” Will said.
“We don’t get to play together much anymore since I left Easts and with Alex now at uni in Newcastle.”
Alex has only been home for about a month but has already played in one winning Armidale team.
In fact he was one of the standouts in the War Veterans Cup success at Narrabri a couple of weeks ago.
He top-scored with the bat in a huge win.
“It was a good day,” Alex said.
“I got 60-odd.
“It was my first score too because I’d hadn’t been back for long.”
The brothers will bat in the middle order.
Just which positions they will fill is up to skipper Andrew Brownlie.
Either way, their role could be to bat long overs and build the total, or possibly come in towards the end and hit quick runs.
“I’ll bat five or six,” Alex said.
“When I was batting at six I was in earlier rather than later anyway.
“We’ll get to 200 and then see what happens.”
Will is the youngest member of the side at 16.
Opener Michael Dawson is just a little older at 17.
So far, Will has looked good with the bat for Armidale but hasn’t been able to score more than 30.
The Country Shield finals would be the perfect time to go on with the job.
“It’s the best Armidale has done for a long time,” he said.
“It’s good to be a part of.
“It’d be good to turn these 30s into a big score.”
And he is certainly capable of big scores.
The Central North junior rep has been in good form with the bat so far this season.
“I’ve been going pretty well,” Will said.
“I’ve put a few decent scores together and then there was those two weeks in a row.”
Those two weeks in a row came early in the summer and saw Will score two big tons in a row.
The first was in a Central North U17s trial where he was unbeaten and six days later he smashed a century for TAS against Guyra.
If either of the brothers can get a big score like that against Nowra today it could be enough to get Armidale though to the final tomorrow.