More green and gold

THE Rockhampton Australian representative stocks continue to rise with Anna Mickenbecker breaking into her first Australian indoor cricket team.

Australian indoor cricket teams are continuing to rely on Central Queensland players to guide them to the top of the world following the 2005 Australian Open Championships in Mackay from May 22-28.

Mickenbecker, playing for the North Queensland team, broke through to the next level by gaining Australian Electric Junior Girls team selection alongside former Duaringa player Sarah Harris, who played for the Queensland 18s team.

Harris was fresh from collecting a gold medal at the World Junior International Series in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in April Harris, now based at the Queensland Academy of Sport in Brisbane, joined the Australian under-19 girls team which beat South Africa 96-79 in the final.

Rockhampton's Rebecca Cook retained her place in the Australian Extreme Women's team after the Queenslanders scored a 119-101 win over New South Wales in the final of the 2005 Australian Open Championships.

Former Rockhampton-based player Robert Fitzgerald, now in Brisbane, returned to the Australian Extreme Men's team.

Both Cook and Fitzgerald won gold medals for their respective Australian open women's and men's teams at the World Cup in India last October.

The Queensland open women's team won the national title with a 119-101 win over New South Wales while the Queensland open men's team is also national champions after a 6155 victory over Victoria.

The Australian Extreme men's and women's teams head to New Zealand for the transTasman Challenge in September.



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