Teen quick in State squad

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Jordan Clark in action for Australia.
Camera IconJordan Clark in action for Australia. Credit: Brody Grogan

Talented Great Southern fast bowler Jordan Clark will represent WA at the under-17s National Cricket Championship which will be held on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane next month.

Clark has been named in the final 13-man squad that will compete at the tournament from September 25 to October 5, after playing last year at the championships for a Cricket Australia underage team.

The right-arm fast bowler was thrilled to learn of his selection and said playing last year had given him added confidence.

“I am obviously excited to be going away,” Clark said. “Having been there last year as an underage player hopefully that experience will allow me to better my performances and give it my best.

“Having that experience means I know what to expect, can handle the pressure better and bowl well against better batsman. It’s a pretty heavy batting side, there is only three or four bowlers so I’d imagine we will have a big workload.”

The teenager spent last season playing for Rockingham-Man-durah in the WACA Premier Cricket Competition, including two first- grade matches, and in January played for the Australian under-16s in Dubai where he took a hat-trick against Pakistan.

Currently living in Perth where he attends Year 11 at Guildford Grammar School, Clark said he would again play for Rockingham-Mandurah in the upcoming cricket season.

The 16-year-old this season has played football for the WA State under-17s side and has made six colts appearances for Claremont in the WAFL competition.

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