Norths batsman Hayden Busk shows the style that earned him selection to the Queensland Imparja Cup team.
Norths batsman Hayden Busk shows the style that earned him selection to the Queensland Imparja Cup team. File Photo

All-rounder sure to relish

NORTHS Tigers all-rounder Hayden Busk will be following in the footsteps of some handy local cricketers when he dons the whites for Queensland’s Imparja Cup cricket team.

The teenager will be one of two players selected in the Queensland team, who are debuting in the Imparja Cup.

For Busk selection means playing in the annual carnival for indigenous players in early February at Alice Springs along side players like Barry Weare and Glen Martin who have already earned selection for a Queensland

Country team which will compete at the Australian Country Championships this month.

Gracemere fast bowler Aaron Holt, former Frenchville all-rounder Preston White, now playing club cricket in Brisbane, and star leg spinner Chris Swain have all gained selection to previous Imparja Cup teams.

Swain, now playing his cricket for Brisbane’s Northern Suburbs, retains his position in the 2010 squad, having represented

Australia in a national indigenous team that toured England last winter.

Rockhampton cricket captain Todd Wells is happy to see another young cricketer from the region gain representative recognition.

“It will be a good experience for him,” he said.

“It is a good way for Hayden to get some high level-cricket.”

At present Busk is going through the age-groups and represents Central Queensland in the under-19s as a swing bowler and middle order batsman.

“He promises to be a good all-rounder,” Wells added.

It’s a good opportunity and he should go really well.”

Queensland hold the Imparja Cup, winning five of the past six tournaments including the last two years.

This year the Cup will be staged from February 8-13.



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