Tasmania opener Caleb Jewell (SVC 2010-13) will get his chance to stake an Ashes claim after being selected for Australia A's tour of New Zealand next month. 

This is a fitting reward for Jewell's career-best summer that saw him finish as the Marsh Sheffield Shield's third-highest run-scorer, with 652 runs coming at an average of 38.35.

His season included two centuries, the first a fourth-innings unbeaten ton in Tasmania's win over South Australia and the second a glorious 121 against table-toppers Western Australia in early March. 

Jewell also had a fine season in the Marsh One-Day Cup, hitting two centuries in that competition as well to finish with the fifth-most runs. 

The Australia A squad was named with an eye to preparing players for the possibility of selection in June's Ashes series in England.

The side will play a New Zealand A team in two four day games at Lincoln on the South Island.  To enhance the England-like experience the matches will feature the Dukes brand ball that is known for its heightened swing and seam movement that has posed problems for batters in the UK.

Further to the above, word has just come through that Caleb is the 2022-23 winner of the Ricky Ponting Medal as Tasmania’s best cricket in the Sheffield Shield and One-Day competitions.  He was runner up in the 2021-22 season.

A Step Up for Caleb Jewell

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