TOM Scoble is a young Inverell cricketer preparing for the biggest sporting tournament of his young life.
The 15-year-old Year 10 Holy Trinity student is off to Canberra later this week to play in the National Under 15 Cricket Championships for NSW.
A left-arm paceman, Scoble played in the Central North Under 16 Bradman Cup at Singleton earlier this season.
“That was a real challenge,” Scoble said yesterday.
The talented young cricketer has been playing since he was 10 and made some Central North junior teams apart from this season’s Bradman Cup team.
He was also a member of the CN’s Kookaburra Cup team (Under 14) last season too.
He plays junior cricket in Inverell as well as for the Campbell and Freebairn senior club.
He also plays touch football, school football and does athletics.
“I play indoor cricket as well,’ he said modestly.
His indoor cricket has also realised State selection.
Playing for Country NSW, he was selected to play in the Australian Under 15 Indoor team.
“A couple of my teammates (from the NSW Under 15 cricket side) were also in that Country team,” Scoble said. “One of them also made the Australian side with me.”
While excited about travelling to Canberra on Friday and starting on Sunday, he’s also mindful of the people who have helped him “get there”.
“I want to thank Peter Ehsman, our school sport organiser, Greg Sparke and Simon Smith.
“They have all helped me.
“I’ve been training down at the indoor cricket centre twice a week.”