Reardon plays for country in Hong Kong
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
GLADSTONE product Nathan Reardon leaves today bound for Hong Kong where he will line-up in the city's popular Sixes cricket tournament this weekend.
Reardon, the latest member of the Queensland Bulls, will form part of a young Australian team at the two-day competition.
The format of the Sixes, played at the Kowloon Cricket Club should suit Reardon who is a hardhitting left-hand batsman and handy change bowler.
He is excited by the prospect of playing in the event and looking to hit a few sixes of his own.
'I am really looking forward to it, it should be a great weekend,' Reardon said.
'I have been told that you just have to go for it, there is plenty of fast fun.
'It should be really exciting.'
Reardon said the chance to play with an Australian team made up primarily of his Cricket Academy team-mates is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
'This will be the first time I have ever been in Hong Kong which is going to be special and to play for an Australian team at any time is a big honour.
'Hopefully we can go over there and win, which would make it even more memorable,' he said.
Australia's biggest threats for winning the title are defending champions England, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Australian team: Tim Nielsen (capt /coach), Dane Anderson, Liam Buchanan, Beau Casson, Daniel Christian, Ken Skewes, Nathan Reardon, Geoff Allardice (manager)