BATHURST'S Liam Cain will look to lead a talented bowling attack for the Western under 16s after recently being named in the region's Bradman Cup outfit.
Cain and his Western squad mates will be keen to hit back this season after going through winless from their three Bradman Cup games last time around.
The Bathurst bowler and the Western boys will start the first half of their cup campaign on December 4, with three rounds of fixtures, before playing the remaining 50 over portion of the draw from January 4.
Cain shapes up as one of the leading bowling options for the Western team, which is led by Gus Cornish with Riley Keen as vice-captain.
Connections for the city extend in the squad through Kayne Veney and Eli Morris - from Cowra and Lithgow respectively - who play their district cricket for Bathurst.
Cain said it's an exciting squad to be a part of.
I think it's a pretty strong side all-round that we've got together.Liam Cain
"I think it's a pretty strong side all-round that we've got together," he said.
"I'd say that the Dubbo boys, who fill up a lot of the side, are very strong. We should go alright.
"We don't really know too much about any of the other teams that will be there. Most of those teams are basically new, so that will be interesting."
Cain has taken the step up to join the Bathurst City first grade ranks (with previous club Bushrangers not fielding a top grade outfit) and has enjoyed the experience so far.
"I've been playing a bit of first grade, just the two games so far with all the washouts, and that's been with Redbacks this year," he said.
"It's a new atmosphere but I get along with everyone there really well. With all the experienced guys in that team it's been great to learn a lot from them."
Western's three upcoming matches will see them going up against Greater Illawarra (December 4), Riverina and ACT Southern Districts (December 5).
BRADMAN CUP: Angus Cornish (c), Riley Keen (vc), Jack Fuller (vc), Charlie Tink, Fletcher Hyde, Harry Roscarel, Kayne Veney, Dugald Shepherd, Ryan Goodsell, Cooper Martin, Tyson Deebank, Eli Morris, Liam Cain
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