Hill salutes Tigers

? ROCKHAMPTON cricketer Andrew Hill is hoping this weekend is not his last game for CQU Tigers.

The right-arm pace bowler will play second grade today before leaving Rockhampton on January 7 to fulfil Army Reserve commitments in Townsville followed by the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Hill will be involved with security in the athletes village during the Games.

A member of the Combat Engineers Regiment, Hill is clinging to a hope of returning for the finals in March but it all depends on whether he is called up for work.

The 19-year-old has had four seasons with Tigers, starting in the under-16s after making the move from the Frenchville club.

"It's good fun and they're a good bunch of fellas,'' Hill said.

"They really look after you and push you along.''

While Hill loves his cricket it often has to take a back seat to his future career goals with the Army ? missing pre-season training and matches throughout the season.

Hill is also pretty handy with the golf club and on the rugby league field, not to mention some cricket artwork, but it is cricket that remains his sporting passion. "I hope one day to be back after a couple of years,'' Hill said.

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