Not many 12-year-olds would give up a holiday to the coast but that’s exactly what Harry Rowston has done.
The Hanwood Cricket Club fourth grade player will take to the field with Riverina at the Kookaburra Cup in Griffith this week while his family soak up the rays in Kiama but the decision didn’t shock Harry’s mum Kirsty one bit.
“Nope, not for him. That’s the type of kid he is,” Kirsty said.
“I wasn't surprised at all when he said, he wanted to stay and play.
“He was a little bit sad that he couldn’t come but he’s been staying with Phillip’s [Harry’s dad] mum and dad and they said ‘he’s fine’.
“He’s excited and can’t wait for it all to happen.”
Harry will be one of several bottom age players in the side.
Kirsty described her son as self-confident and she said this self-confidence played a major role in Harry’s selection.
"He’s one of those kids who believes in his own ability,” she said.
Harry gained selection into the side after playing for Murrumbidgee alongside fellow Griffith District Cricket Association players Ben Signor, Tom and Oliver Bartter, James Roche and Hayden Forner.
The allrounder will play five games – three 40-over matches and two Twenty20s – across four days at the under 14s carnival this week.
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