BITS batsman Shay Bosworth works one through the leg side during the under-16 state championships in Brisbane.
BITS batsman Shay Bosworth works one through the leg side during the under-16 state championships in Brisbane.

Talented cricketer selected

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

THE GLADSTONE region's great track record of producing talented cricketers continued last week when BITS youngster Shay Bosworth was selected in the Queensland Cricket under-16 development squad.

Batting at three for Central Queensland at the state age titles in Brisbane, Bosworth scored 217 runs at an impressive average of 72.33 including a magnificent 115 not out against Brisbane North and an assured 56 not out against Darling Downs-South West Queensland.

Unfortunately, the CQ team had a tough week in Brisbane winning just two of their five games, but Shay's impressive performances as the anchor bats- man certainly caught the eye of Queensland selectors.

His selection in the state team was a great reward for the mod- est youngster who broke into the BITS A grade line-up this season.

Shay's father Dave who was a fast bowler in his younger days mentioned he was in fine form during the state carnival.

"Shay batted very well over the five days, his CQ coach was very impressed with his batting form,'' Bosworth said.

Another Gladstone product Anthony Williams (The Glen) was regarded as unlucky to miss out on a spot in the state team after his strong carnival.

The highlight of his week was a sensational bowling effort of 6/ 21 in a loss against Metropolitan South-West.

As for Shay, he will train over the Christmas and New Year break before heading to Brisbane to play three matches in Jan- uary.

The Queensland development squad will meet the North and South Queensland under-17 teams and the state under-15 schoolboys line-up.



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