THAT?S OUT: Preston White is hauling in wickets.
THAT?S OUT: Preston White is hauling in wickets.

Preston a one-man strike machine

ROCKHAMPTON fast bowler Preston White is proving a oneman strike machine.

White is playing for Yaralla in the Gladstone under-16 competition every Friday night and he is fast making a name for himself.

In last Friday night's game against The Glen (2) team White finished with the impressive figures of 9 for 6.

"It feels pretty good,'' White said.

However, they were not his all-time best figures.

White claimed 9 for 2 when he was a Year 7 student playing for St Mary's in the Rockhampton primary schools cricket competition.

There wouldn't be too many cricketers who could claim these figures and in his last nine-wicket haul White's Yaralla team mates weren't even required.

White's first six wickets clean bowled middle stump.

He then chipped in with a caught and bowled and his final two wickets were again clean bowled.

"I just wanted to keep taking more wickets,'' White said. White was true to his word.

The 15-year-old, who enters Year 11 at Emmaus College next year, finished his second innings spell with 4/14.

This time the fielders did come into play ? they dropped three catches off White's bowling.

White is already targeting a fresh batch of batsmen this Friday night against BITS.

Bowling talent is being matched by commitment from White, who has represented Capricornia schoolboys and Central Queensland under-16 and under-17 teams this season and plays for the Frenchville under16's in the Rockhampton competition.

White's father Col drives him to Gladstone at 3pm every Friday and they get home around 10pm. He hopes this drive might one day land him in a Queensland team.

White is also heading further afield for any cricket opportunities.

On December 11 he will join an indigenous cricket team in Brisbane where they are expected to select young players to train with Queensland's emerging players squad.

White is then on Central Queensland under-16 duties in Brisbane from December 16-23.



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