Sydney University captain, Nick Larkin, has been named in the New South Wales twelve to play Victoria at the MCG in the Sheffield Shield match starting on Wednesday.

It's a vital match for the Blues, who are in fourth place on the table on 20.95 points and need to win to stay in touch with leaders Victoria (35.69) and South Australia (29.63). 

If he's selected in the final eleven, it will be Larkin's sixth first-class match for New South Wales.  He has earned his selection through the sheer weight of his scoring - so far this season, he has 918 runs for University at an average of 70.62, as well as 521 runs at 104.20 in the Futures League.  He has already hit three double centuries this season, one for University and two for NSW in the Futures League.  Also named in the New South Wales side was University's Ed Cowan, who last week hit 157 in the Futures League match against Victoria and 79 in First Grade's win over Blacktown.