Fantastic four

Tess Flintoff from Knox Gardens.

The Ferntree Gully and District Cricket Association (FTGDCA) now boasts four members of the Victorian male and female squads Cricket Victoria recently announced for season 2019-’20.

Glenn Maxwell from South Belgrave, Sam Harper from Eildon Park and Mitchell Perry from Knoxfield have been joined by 16-year-old Tess Flintoff from Knox Gardens, who enters new territory becoming the first local female to make it to the big time.

Cricket Victoria flagged its interest in Flintoff, the state under-18 skipper, when it selected her in a warm-up match against a full-strength Australian line-up in March this year at the Junction Oval.

Knoxfield’s Norm Reeves Shield premiership player Mitch Perry had his rookie contract extended while Harper continues to battle for the gloves with Seb Gotch.

Maxwell will be unavailable for Victoria when on national duties and is currently training for the World Cup in England.