A MATCH-winning performance for North Queensland Cricket Alliance has sealed Trent Sorohan's berth in the Queensland Country Cricket team.
Sorohan claimed a crucial 4-51 as North Queensland snatched a two-run win over South Queensland in the XXXX Cup in Brisbane late last month.
"We were in a bit of trouble before I got a few wickets," Sorohan said.
It is the second time in as many years that the 26-year-old bowler has been named in the Queensland Country team.
Sorohan made his debut for Queensland Country last year and impressed immediately, earning a place in the Australian Country line-up.
The Yaralla bowler said he was honoured to be given the chance to represent Queensland Country again.
"You're pretty much the top of your state outside of the Brisbane A-grade competition," he said.
Sorohan's selection is reward for a lifetime devoted to the sport.
He began playing indoor cricket as a five-year-old and started playing the outdoor game as a teenager.
"I enjoy playing and I enjoy the teamwork and mateship," he said.
"It's probably what keeps me playing."
Bundaberg will host the Australian Country Cricket Championships from January 3-10 and Sorohan is confident that Queensland Country can build on its performance in last year's championships.
"We lost three games by a total of 15 runs and came third," he said.
Queensland Country will launch its campaign with a two-day match starting on January 3.
Each team will play three two-day matches, two one-day matches and two T20 games.