Family comes first

Merbein South fast bowler Luke Coates has a clearance pending to Mildura Settlers to join his brother Josh.

Merbein South fast bowler Luke Coates has a clearance pending to Mildura Settlers to join his brother Josh.

Merbein South fast bowler Luke Coates is trying to join Sunraysia Cricket Association powerhouse Mildura Settlers for family reasons.

The 21-year-old dual Willowfest Express fast bowling competition winner and former South Australian under 19 representative had a clearance put through on Thursday to leave Chaffey Park for the triple reigning premiers, where older brother and Setts’ first-choice gloveman Josh has been a key player in the past two successful campaigns.

“I’ve got nothing against Merbein South,” Coates said. 

“It’s just the family side of it.”

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