Shaun Smith is looking to extend a remarkable debut season for Kooringal Colts.
The Gundagai schoolboy has played a big role behind the stumps for the club this season, belying his years.
Called into the side as a 13-year-old, Smith has been a regular presence with the gloves this season.
Colts captain Keenan Hanigan has been impressed with how he's developed in a crucial role throughout the season.
"Shaun gives us stability behind the stumps," Hanigan said.
"Dutto (Andrew Dutton) filled in for him last week and did a reasonable job but Shaun is a good little player.
"He's only 14 but he's going to be a good player and in a couple of years time he will be dominating first grade cricket.
"We're excited to have him come back in."
Only turning 14 in January, Smith has played plenty of cricket this season, also lining up against his own age in the under 16s on Friday night.
Coupled with Thursday training sessions, it means plenty of time on the road.
However the opportunity to come into first grade was one too good to ignore for the young wicketkeeper.
"Footy (Colts coach Craig Footman) asked me to come over to see if I wanted to play first grade," Smith said.
"It was a bit of a surprise being 13 at the time and being asked to come over to Wagga.
"It's been challenging as there is a lot more training and it's a bit busier.
"It's more mentally hard as you have to focus on every ball a bit harder when a bowler is bowling to you and it's a bit more pressure."
Smith has shocked a few with his age however one highlight was becoming one of the youngest players to represent Wagga in the O'Farrell Cup after getting a late call up with the gloves.
Smith was set to be one of two changes for Kooringal ahead of their do-or-die semi-final final with Wagga RSL at McPherson on Saturday.
However Daniel Perri has been suspended after his actions following the dismissal of Jack Carey when the two teams met in an one-wicket thriller two weeks ago.
The Colts were unsure of their final line up after the decision came down on Thursday.
There was little between the two sides last time out, with Wagga RSL taking a one-wicket win, and Hanigan is looking for some improvement after a heavy loss to Wagga City last week.
"We'll back ourselves in to knock them off," he said.
"We've got our plans to certain players and the last game came right down to the wire.
"It was a good game to be a part of but unfortunately we didn't come away with the win but we have another chance this weekend and hopefully we can reverse the result."
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