Here is just a few youngsters floating around the NZ first class scene. These guys all played in the last round. It wasnt so long ago that you had an Auckland team that resmbled dads army, with Richardson, Horne, Walmsley, Barnes, and Jones. But now the opposite seems to have happened.
Highlighted most by this kid. Corey Anderson..he has just turned 16 and played for Canterbury today picking up his first wicket by bowling Jamie How. He was clocked at 138kph, in that fast bowling challenge, a week ago. A lefty apperently.
He opened the bowling with Hamish Bennett, a right arm, fast bowler, 20
Todd Astle opened the Batting in that same game for Canterbury and he is also 20.
Northern Districts played these young guys..
T Davis ,, Right arm fast bowler, 21
T Southee Right arm medium fast bowler, 18
BJ Watling Opening batsman, 21
B Wilson Opening batsman 21
And Auckland played these guys
C Cachopa Right hand batsman 20
M Guptill Right hand batsman 20
C De Grandhomme Right hand batsman 20
It wasnt so long ago that i was complaining about the old guys around NZ domestic cricket that were taking up space and had little chance of making the NZ team, but now it seems to have gone the other way.
NZ only has 6 teams so this amount of youngsters will have an impact. Im glad we gat to see some of the youngsters have a go though.