Getting the three Lalor brothers in the one place can be difficult.
Along with all the normal teenage distractions, the three Bacchus Marsh boys have been travelling the state, and the country, playing cricket.
Jack, Daniel and Archie have been selected in Victorian cricket teams and by the end of this month, all three would have represented the state in the past six months.
Jack, the oldest of the three, played for Vic Country in the under-19 national championships for a second time last year.
“To be honest I felt that there was a bit more added pressure to make more runs,” he said.
“When you get to this level it’s more about focusing on your strengths and not worrying about other people or players.”
Jack, who plays for Northcote in Victorian Premier Cricket, hopes to finish the season on a high.
“It’s been an interrupted season with school and year 12,” he said. “I’d been playing ones all through the season, but was dropped to the twos.
“There’s still three more games left, so hopefully I can make some runs and contribute.”
He said it was good to see his younger brothers stepping up and playing at state level.
Daniel was selected for the under-15 school sports national championships and named in the Victorian country team which will compete in Queensland, starting this week.
He was previously part of the under-12 school sports team.
“The carnival is coming up and I can’t wait to get back to school and then go away to Brisbane,” Daniel said.
Over summer Daniel represented the Gisborne and District Cricket Association (GDCA) at country week where he led the batting average in his division.
He also represented Central Highlands in the state championships, while playing both junior and senior cricket at Bacchus Marsh.
After making his first XI debut last season, he’s played the past four games in the top side for Bacchus Marsh.
“It’s been really good and heaps of fun,” he said. “
There’s a good group of guys and it makes it easier when you’re surrounded with talent.
“Hopefully I’ll get a few more runs and do the best for the team.”
Daniel, 15, said he would like to make the move to premier cricket in the next couple of years and push to be part of more state teams.
“I’ll just try and do my best and play the highest standard I can play and am capable of.”
Twelve-year-old Archie made it three from three for the boys in state representation when he made the under-12 team.
The team competed in January.
“It has been good and a great opportunity for myself,” Archie said.
“We played in Cobram and finished fifth out of all the states. I did alright, but could have done better.”
The all-rounder was also part of the GDCA’s country week under-12 team, which finished third despite being a bottom-age team.
As well as his representative cricket, Archie has been juggling playing both junior and senior cricket at Bacchus Marsh.
The boys have followed in the footsteps of their father Peter, who still plays for the Bulls. And while two of the boys have lined up beside Peter on the field, Jack has another family cricketing goal in his sights.
“The ultimate dream is for the three boys to be one, two and three at Northcote,” he said.
And there could still be another Lalor sibling joining the state ranks. Younger sister Ava is a keen cricketer and wants to follow in her brothers footsteps and represent Victoria.