Pair aim for state

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Zane Goes and Ely Anderson have been selected.
Camera IconZane Goes and Ely Anderson have been selected. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

This young cricket duo have hit a six by being selected for the under-14s North West side in the upcoming WA Regional Development Carnival, an annual event held in Northam.

Ely Anderson, 12, and Zane Goes, 13, will join Jesse Adams, Elijah Bruyns, Harry Goesch, and Kade Rowe as representatives from the West Pilbara.

Anderson and Goes are hoping they can perform well at the Carnival that runs from February 28 to March 2, in order to impress WA Cricket Association scouts in hopes of making the State team.

Goes said he was excited to make the team and had been playing cricket since he was nine.

Goes said his first experience with the under 14 division was when he filled in when the group were short of players and struggled in his first dig.

“I kept playing and got better,” he said.

Goes, a pace bowler who reaches speeds of 100km/h, said he was excited for the opportunities the competition could bring.

“I’m hoping to make the Bunbury team next, and then try out for the State,” he said.

“The Bunbury team is the competition where they choose the best 30 from the Northam Carnival, and then from that, they chose the best Pilbara players to try out for the State.”

Anderson, an allrounder has been playing cricket for six years said he thought his form and positive attitude helped him get selected for the side.

“I have a good mindset and keep everyone cheered up in the down moments of the game,” he said. “I’m looking forward to making a few runs and hopefully not getting a duck and anything else is a bonus.”

Like Goes, Anderson is hoping to perform well to make the State team.

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