Five locals selected for CQ cricket squad
GLADSTONE'S Central Queensland Cricket Championships victory on Sunday has resulted in five players earning selection in the CQ squad for next season's representative program.
Yaralla brothers Troy and Grant Webster are joined by Calliope pair Scott Tippet and Dan Williams and The Glen's Ron Craig in an 18-man squad named after Gladstone's victory in the CQ Championships open final over Central Highlands on Sunday.
Although Rockhampton did not reach the final, its good form leading up to the final weekend of the championships was rewarded with eight players getting the nod while four Central Highlands players were included in the squad.
Allrounder Scott Burnett was the lone Callide/Dawson selection. An under-19 squad was also to have been named on Sunday but selectors have requested more time as a number of strong contenders were not in action in Gladstone last weekend.
It is hoped that the side will be announced within the next three to four weeks.
A program for both squads, which will involve off-season training at all major centres throughout the Central Queensland region, will be developed over the next month after coaches for the 2005/06 season have been formally appointed.
It is proposed to also invite other interested players from each centre to attend squad sessions in their respective areas to further develop the standard of cricket in the region.
1. Kim Williams (Central Highlands), 2. Rhys Williams (Central Highlands), 3. Shaun Richardson (Central Highlands), 4. Troy Webster (Gladstone), 5. Grant Webster (Gladstone), 6. Scott Tippet (Gladstone), 7. Todd Wells (Rockhampton), 8. Murray Harch (Rockhampton), 9. Jason Bachelor (Rockhampton), 10. Scott Burnett (Callide/Dawson), 11. Ron Craig (Gladstone), 12. Mike Knijff (Central Highlands), 13. Aaron Holt (Rockhampton), 14. Craig Wilkes (Rockhampton), 15.Andrew Harris (Rockhampton), 16. Brendan Dunbar (Rockhampton), 17. Brandan Handley (Rockhampton), 18. Dan Williams (Gladstone).