Road to Bathurst
BY ALEX TIGANI
Singleton all-rounder Alex Stafa hopes to represent Central Northern in this year’s Country Colts championships.
The teenager has currently been battling a shoulder injury which will see him continue to recover until Christmas.
By this time, he hopes to be back to full strength in time for the Country Championships to be held in Bathurst from Monday, January 10 to 13.
His line-up will playoff against powerhouse Central Coast and Greater Illawarra on the opening two days.
Two T20 clashes will be played on the Wednesday and they will verse Western (10am) and ACT Southern Districts (2pm) before reverting to the traditional format against Riverina on the final day.
The Central Northern Zone will also feature former Denman star Jed Collins as well as Maitland talents Joe Hancock, Tom Porter, Jett Lee, Sam Peacock, Lachlan Page, Denzel O’Brien and Baylee Borrow.
RECENT HUGHES LILIENTHAL SHIELD WINNERS
2016/17 – ACT Southern Districts
2017/18 – Riverina
2018/19 – Central Coast
2019/20 – Central Coast
2020/21 – Newcastle