The stocks of young Orange City quick Harry McGregor continue to rise after the premiership-winning tearaway was named in the 2019 ACT-Country under-17 Academy squad, with Western Zone also having the biggest representation in the under-19 group.
McGregor was named in the under-17 squad alongside fellow Western gun Tom Coady as another reward for his stellar 2018-19 season, in which he snared a total 26 wickets at a tick over 33 runs apiece and represented Orange, Mitchell Cricket, Western and Country Cricket NSW.
Those numbers don't include his scalps in New Zealand, he toured with Orange's under-16 side.
Bathursts Nic Broes and Ben Mitchell join Dubbo's Tom Atlee, Brock Larance and Henry Railz in the 20-strong under-19 squad, Western's group the biggest of any individual zone.
The final squads for both the under-17 and under-19 National Championships next season will be selected from each Academy squad. The two age groups will train during winter.
Broes was delighted to tick off one of the big things on his to-do list for 2018-19.
"There's a lot of talent in this age group. Making it into this squad is great, and it was one of my aims at the start of the season," Broes said.
"I backed myself to get here at the start of the season and I'm proud to make it.
"It's a really big thing to have so many players from the zone make it. Henry Railz is probably pushing for an Australian selection and is great Tom Atlee made it after missing out last year. There were a couple of others who were unlucky not to make it."
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