Rapp recruitment bolsters Coast?s run-scoring hopes

IT SEEMS the Capricorn Coast have already had some success with the recruitment of run machine Trent Rapp.

The former Victorian makes his debut in the Coast's opening round of the Rockhampton Cricket Association 2005-06 Southern Star Sports Shield against the CQU Tigers in Yeppoon today.

Rapp, who will open the batting , arrives in Central Queensland having played university cricket with Victorian fast bowler Mick Lewis.

Coast captain Justin Stower said Rapp's arrival was a massive boost to his team's batting line-up this season.

"It wasn't a trouble bowling teams out last season, it was getting the runs,'' Stower said.

The Coast have also welcomed the addition of opening bowler Kelvin Munro.

"We're looking forward to the season ? we had more than 30 players at training across three grades this week,'' Stower said.

All-rounder Grant Collins makes his long-awaited return for the Tigers today, while promising young quick Andrew Hill and middle order batsman Ray Doherty are unavailable.

Tigers captain Steve McDonald said his team was approaching the game with an open mind.

"It's the first game of the season and everyone's an unknown quantity,'' McDonald said.

Round 1 (October 1/8) ? Gracemere v Brothers (RCG, wicket 1), Frenchville v Bluebirds (RCG, wicket 2), Cap Coast v CQU Tigers (Yeppoon).



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