The Bay of Plenty Cricket selectors have continued their policy of choosing promising youngsters who show solid form in the Baywide competitions, with Tauranga Boys' College youngster Ben Musgrave to make his Bay of Plenty Development team debut against Hamilton on Sunday.
The game in Hamilton will bring the Bay side's Basil McBurney Trophy (ND development competition) campaign to an end for the season. With two big wins and a narrow loss to Counties Manukau on their season ledger card, victory against their Waikato archrivals would put the Bay side in the box seat to retain the Basil McBurney silverware.
Captain Peter Wood, played two captain's knocks in the back-to-back development games played during the Auckland Anniversary holiday weekend.
The first match against Northland saw Wood post a solid 48 runs as his side cruised to a nine wicket victory, then he backed up the next day to top score with 41, in his teams defeat to Counties Manukau.
Tai Bridgeman-Raison was in outstanding form against Northland blasting a unbeaten 71, as the Bay side posted a solid win with nine wickets to spare.
Rotorua allrounder Jason Trembath took three wickets in the Northland encounter and scored a handy 34 against Counties to underline the player's all round ability.
Bay of Plenty Development Team v Hamilton, Hamilton 10 February
Peter Wood (captain), Jason Trembath (Central), Ben Musgrave (Tauranga Boys College), Alex Yates (East Bay United) ,Tai Bridgman-Raison, Jeremy Bates (Te Puke), Mike Jones, Alex Gooding (Mount Maunganui), Elliott Timoti, Cameron Neal, Shane Wineti, Campbell Thomas (Greerton)