Selectors keeping an eye on Seabrook
Lachlan Seabrook, one of the West Pilbara Cricket Association’s most formidable batsmen, last month travelled South to go up against Bunbury’s best bowlers.
Seabrook, who plays for the Pegs Creek Crabs, was selected to play in the WA Invitational XI in the 2019 Belt-up Country Cup in Mandurah.
The round-robin style tournament consists of the top three associations south of Perth and a fourth team, the WA Invitational XI, which is made up of the best cricketers from associations not in the competition. Seabrook, pictured, was selected for the WA Invitational XI round-three match against Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association on November 17.
He was scouted at the North West Cup in October after he scored 100 off 36 balls, and hit two sixes over the fence and into the pool at the Karratha Leisureplex.
Coach Tim Edmunds said anyone who could strike the ball as cleanly as he could was certainly a player they were interested in. “He has the ability to score at a phenomenal strike rate, he can hit boundaries and he’s got a skill set which is quite unique,” he said.
Seabrook, who opened the batting for his side but was bowled out for six, said he was happy to have been selected. “I was a bit shocked to be chosen; I didn’t realise there were selectors watching the North West Cup, so to get the call up was great,” he said. “Our association is playing in Perth for country week early next year, so that’ll give selectors another chance to have a look at me.”
Edmunds is confident Seabrook will be able to be part of future Invitational XIs.
“When he sees the ball, he likes to hit it,” Edmunds said.
“He really got our attention at the North West Cup and he’s definitely a player of the future for us.”
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