Stars hope to rise for game
BITS Cricket Club A-grade fast bowler Josh Finlay and ex-Queensland Bulls Chris Simpson will add a family element during today's Industries of Gladstone 20-20 Cricket Challenge from 5.45pm.
Josh will play for the BOC Harbour City Rising Stars team, which takes on the Bulls Masters side headed by Simpson, Ken Healy, Adam Dale, Lee Carseldine, Ryan Broad, Chris Swann and Geoff Foley.
BITS veteran Steven White will also want to perform well, but he will play alongside the more famed names of the Bulls.
"Chris Simpson is married to my cousin Kimberley Busteed,” Josh said of the family connection.
"I like Chris and admire Lee Carseldine.”
Josh claimed 33 wickets for BITS last season in the local A-grade competition and will captain the side for the match.
"I'm hoping to have fun and learn from the blokes and we'll give it a good crack,” Josh said.
Ruby Strange is the sole female in the side and has shown great promise throughout the junior ranks for BITS.
She aims to use her all-round talents which she said had got her identified for higher honours this year.
"I made the girl's Capricornia side and have been invited to the under-15 state championships in Hobart in November,” Ruby said.
Fellow representative players Josh Andrew and Nathan Spencer will also play in the Rising Stars team.
BOC Harbour City Rising Stars
Zane Robertson, Josh Finlay, Ryan Finlay, Nathan Spencer, Lukas Hall, Ruby Strange, Owen Strange, Josh Andrew
Chris Simpson, Adam Dale, Lee Carseldine, Ryan Broad, Ken Healy, Chris Swann, Geoff Foley, Steven White.
When: Saturday, BITS Oval from 5.45pm