Cricket excitement is pervading Guilford Young College at the beginning of the new school year.

Current student KEEGAN OATES and former student RILEY MEREDITH (GYC 2014) are enjoying the spotlight.

Keegan (Year 12, Hobart Campus) has been named as “13th man” for the Australian squad in tonight’s T20 international against England in Hobart. That means he may take the field as a substitute fieldsman, if required, and he will spend time with the Australian team.

Keegan is expected to have his first 2018 game for GYC next Wednesday.

Keegan interviews

Keegan is interviewed by WIN TV, left, and Southern Cross Television, on the Hobart Campus Oval, this morning.

Riley debuted for the Hurricanes in the extraordinary BBL semi-final in Perth on Thursday 1 February. Although he was not required to bat, he took a wicket and a good catch to dismiss Shaun Marsh.

An ABC News Online article began,

In many ways, Hobart Hurricanes youngster Riley Meredith’s performance in last night’s Big Bash League (BBL) semi-final mirrored the season of the team he debuted for. He battled early. But, by the end of last night’s semi-final victory, he had taken a wicket and a crucial catch to help his side to a stunning 71-run upset win.

The article went on to say that

The 21-year-old is a player on the up. He has represented Tasmania at Sheffield Shield level and was selected in a Cricket Australia XI team that faced Pakistan at the start of last year.  But he had never experienced the mania that a BBL semi-final produces, especially not that of 52,000 passionate Western Australians.

ABC News article