Lindisfarne duo going national

Two Lindisfarne Cricket Club players have been selected to represent Tasmania at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships at the end of February.

Jacob Goodsell and Lachlan Nichols will travel to Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and proudly represent their local club, home state and Palawa culture on the national stage from 22 to 27 February.

The squad is being guided by cultural advisor Guy Grey who is supporting both players and coaches with their connection between sport and indigenous culture.

“We are excited to continue our connection with the program, both culturally and through cricket,” Mr Grey said.

“This experience will give our players the opportunity to proudly represent both their families and lutruwita, something that as a team we are extremely proud of.”

Cricket Tasmania general manager of community cricket and head coach Alex King said the entire squad was looking forward to the enriching experience of being part of this tournament.

“We have such a strong history and connection with both the Impaja Cup and the National Indigenous Cricket Championship and we are again excited to participate in such a remarkable cultural and cricket experience,” he said.

“This season Cricket Tasmania has embarked on the first stage of developing a female program and to have Tayla Wigg represent the state while playing for Victoria is great.

“We hope to expand on this in the future off the back of strong female growth in cricket across the state.”

The squad will compete against each other state in 20-over matches, followed by a top four finals series.

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Simon is a passionate journalist and finds joy in uncovering and sharing locally resonant stories, immersing himself in the hearts of communities. He can often be spotted out and about sourcing grassroots news for the Hobart Observer and its sister papers.

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