Local cricketers will play in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships

Hawkesbury cricketers Michael Gillies, Jason Stubbs and his son Oscar Stubbs are travelling to Geelong this week to represent NSW at the National Cricket Inclusion Championships.

Michael Gillies will be playing in the Cricketers with an Intellectual Disability NSW team, which he has captained to semi-finals the previous two years.

Geelong bound: Michael Gillies is one of three Hawkesbury cricketers representing NSW at the National Cricket Inclusion Championships in Geelong this week. Picture: Geoff Jones

Geelong bound: Michael Gillies is one of three Hawkesbury cricketers representing NSW at the National Cricket Inclusion Championships in Geelong this week. Picture: Geoff Jones

Gillies won’t be captain this year as he will be concentrating more on his game with potential for Australian selection in play.

He plays Third grade for Riverstone Cricket and is looking forward to the tournament.

“It will give me the chance to catch up with friends,” said Gillies.

“I have been working very hard at improving my game … I am most excited to play to the best of my ability.”

Jason and Oscar Stubbs will be apart of the Blind and Vision Impaired NSW team.

Jason is the coach for both NSW and Australia, while Oscar plays for his father at state level.

Gillies believes that Oscar isn’t too far away from being selected for the Australian team as he shows good potential and is already a great player.

“Last year he [Oscar] took the game winning catch for NSW… the team was undefeated and won for the tournament for the first time in 33 years,” said Gillies.

Jason and Oscar both play for Bligh Park third grade.

The tournaments are being played from January 21 to 25 at McDonald Reserve in Geelong, Victoria.

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