Six players from Cricket Albury-Wodonga have been named in the Riverina team for this weekend's Bradman Cup matches.
Phoenix Gothard and Eddy Schultheis will provide some valuable experience for what is otherwise a young group, with seven bottom-age players included for the statewide under-16 competition.
Gothard, a top-order batter from St Patrick's, will captain the team while Schultheis will be hoping to continue the form he's shown for club side Lavington.
Schultheis has made himself a fixture in the Panthers' first-grade side and is the fourth-highest run-scorer in provincial cricket with 166 from six innings at 41.5.
His club-mate Jordan Rhodes, who's also played first-grade this season, has been named alongside Corowa batting all-rounder Jay Lavis, hard-hitting St Pat's opening bowler Josh Murphy and Albury leg-spinner Toby Hoskin.
"These kids are at a really good age where they're getting serious about their cricket," Riverina coach Dylan Weeding said.
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"The 13 kids you take away are really good students of the game.
"They're really talented but also dedicated to understanding the game better."
The team also includes four players from Northern Riverina, two from Murrumbidge and one from Southern Riverina.
Riverina faces ACT Southern Districts in a 50-over game on Saturday before T20s against Western and Greater Illawarra on Sunday.
All of their games are being played at Robertson Oval in Wagga Wagga.
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