A LESS than ideal start to the North Queensland Cricket Alliance Championships isn't going to stop the Central Queensland boys.

Captain Dan Williams, who also plays for The Glen in the Gladstone competition, said the team was maintaining a positive attitude despite losing both of its games in the first round in Rockhampton last month.

"We know we can play a lot better than we did in the first round," Williams said.

Since the last round, Williams said batsmen had been scoring good runs in their local competitions and were keen to prove their worth in Mackay.

"We are confident we can go down and get two wins."

If history was on the CQ team's side, he said things would turn around.

Williams said CQ came second in the open division last year and won the under-19s and had been up there with the top teams most years.

"Last year was a good year for us," he said.

Up against Tropical North and Far North Queensland on the weekend, Williams said they would face some tough competition but CQ was up to it.

"We've had a good record against Far North in the last couple of years," he said.

Although Williams said Tropical North had been the top team for a number of years, CQ got one up on them last year. "We are slowly pegging them back."

The team drives up on Friday night, play 50 overs each day and drive home on Sunday evening.

Round two:

  • Saturday: Central Queensland v Far North Queensland
  • Sunday: Central Queensland v Tropical North


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