Two CQ players thrilled to be named in Country squad
DESPITE a disappointing end to the North Queensland Cricket Alliance Championships, two Central Queensland players are over the moon to be selected for the next level of competition.
Even though the Central Queensland open side didn't win one game in the North Queensland Championships, captain Daniel Williams and player Trent Sorohan managed to make a strong impression.
They have both been selected to play for South Queensland in the Queensland Country Championships later this month.
In the local competition, Sorohan plays for Yaralla while Williams plays for The Glen.
Both players were surprised to hear the news after their team's performances against Far North Queensland on Saturday and Tropical North yesterday.
"I know I put in some solid batting performances but I thought I was a few runs short of getting noticed," Williams said.
Both games over the weekend in Mackay were a close call, according to Williams, who said their batting was what let them down.
"Both days we bowled exceptionally well," he said.
"On both days we got all 10 wickets. It was a good team bowling performance."
During Saturday's match, Far North Queensland scored 212 while Central Queensland only made 196.
It was another close game on Sunday when Tropical North Queensland notched 204 and Central Queensland replied with 195.
While it was a disappointing result for the Central Queensland team, the news that two local lads have been selected to go on to the Queensland Country Championships is something the entire team is proud of.
"All the boys are pretty proud and happy about it," Williams said.
For the rest, it's back to the local cricket competition for the remainder of the season.