Jarrod Freeman in line for under-19 national selection

LIGHT IT UP: Mowbray young gun Jarrod Freeman in action for a Cricket Australia XI last year.
LIGHT IT UP: Mowbray young gun Jarrod Freeman in action for a Cricket Australia XI last year.

Mowbray spin prodigy Jarrod Freeman will have plenty to play for when the national under-19 cricket championships come to Tasmania next month.

The George Town-born 17-year-old was the sole Tasmanian named in Australia’s 28-man preliminary squad for the under-19 world cup in New Zealand early next year.

Selectors are expected to use next month’s national championships, which will be played in Hobart and Launceston between December 4 and 15, to finalise the 15-man world cup squad.

“It really is going to be a tough task to narrow down our under-19 world cup squad to just 15 players,” national pathways manager Graham Manou told Cricket Australia.

“The next six weeks is about our under-19 players continuing to put strong performances on the board to push their case for selection, culminating with the under-19 national championships in Tasmania.”

Freeman has played his best cricket for Lindisfarne so far this season, collecting 8-90 at an average of 11.25.

He has been dismissed only once in four innings with a highest score of 36 and an average of 82.