Two Tasmanians into Cricketers with an Intellectual Disability Aussie squad

Source: Cricket Tasmania – 16 February, 2017.

Following the recent National Cricket Inclusion Championships held in Geelong in January, two Tasmanian cricketers have been selected for the Australian Cricketers with an Intellectual Disability training squad. Justin Nilon and Connor Sheppard (both from South Launceston Cricket Club) have both earned their place in the national squad after performing well at the NCIC.

Justin made 120 runs @ 30.00 with a top score of 78 and Connor made 53 runs @ 10.6 with a top score of 33. Both are also competent bowlers, Justin a leg spinner and Connor a left arm quick.

The 22-man squad will attend a three-day training camp at the BUPA National Cricket Centre in Brisbane during April. From this camp, the Tasmanian pair have the chance to be selected in a final 14-man touring squad to play England in July in a tri-series against South Africa and England.

Four ODIs and four Twenty20 matches will make up the tri-series, with a Final to be played in both formats. The tour will be fully funded by Cricket Australia as part of Commonwealth Bank’s sponsorship to support Australian Teams for cricketers with a disability.

Cricketers with an Intellectual Disability full training squad:
Gavan Hicks (VIC)
Lachlan Macrae (VIC)
David Alford (VIC)
Daynah Hopkins (VIC)
Mitch Rabl (VIC)
Brett Wilson (QLD)
Brendan Westlake (QLD)
Hadyn Brumm (QLD)
David Baird (QLD)
Nicholas McConnell (QLD)
Nathan Nunn (NSW)
Simon Schofield (NSW)
Chris McQueen (SA)
Luke Goodman (SA)
Scott May (SA)
Matthew Greenwood (SA)
Jonathan Flowers (WA)
Boyd Duffield (WA)
Anthony Kalameris (WA)
Nick Rogerson (WA)
Justin Nilon (TAS)
Conor Shepard (TAS)