Some of the Illawarra's top junior cricketers are set for busy winters after gaining selection in a number of junior ACT/NSW Country squads.
Wests wicketkeeper-batter Kayla Burton and Dapto batter Sarah Young were selected in the extended Under 18 squad, with a final squad set to be selected next summer's Under 18 National Championships.
Young featured for ACT/NSW Country at last summer's National Championships, while Burton represented a Cricket Australia XI.
Shellharbour's India Bellhouse was also rewarded for an impressive State Challenge with selection in the under 15 girls ACT/NSW Country squad.
Both Dapto and Wests were also represented in the Under 17 boys ACT/NSW Country Academy squad, with Dapto's Jayden Zahra-Smith and Wests' Blake Smith earning selection.
The boys will train with the Academy before a final squad is selected for the National Championships.
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