GOLDEN Square all-rounder Scott Trollope has been added to the BDCA’s Melbourne Country Week squad in place of the injured Sam Johnston.
A foot injury has ruled Strathdale-Maristians’ all-rounder Johnston out of the carnival, paving the way for Trollope to be selected for his Melbourne Country Week debut.
Trollope has been a strong contributor with both bat and ball for the ladder-leading Golden Square this season.
Trollope is Square’s leading wicket-taker with 21 and has also made 260 runs at an average of 43.3, peeling off half-centuries in four of his past five hits.
“It’s a like-for-like replacement,” Bendigo coach Shane Koop said on Wednesday.
“He both bats and bowls really well and has been a consistent performer for Golden Square not only this season, but in previous years as well. It’s a great opportunity for Scott.”
Bendigo will play its final warm-up game before Melbourne Country Week this Sunday against Ballarat in a Kenmac Shield game at Wendouree.
Melbourne Country Week begins on Monday, February 18.
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