White accepts special trophy
CRICKET fans keep a close watch on this player ? Rockhampton's Preston White.
White, 16, has dreams of one day representing his country and he is taking positive early steps after yesterday being announced Queensland's Junior Cricket player of the year.
In Brisbane at an indigenous cricket camp at the Common- wealth Bank Centre of Excellence, White returns to Brisbane on April 21 to accept the Ken Mackay Memorial Trophy.
This hard-working batsman, who is also a handy bowler, excelled in the 2005/06 season in Queensland, Central Queensland, Rockhampton and Frenchville teams.
Representing Queensland he made 134 runs at an average of 67 and claimed three wickets.
At the Central Queensland level White amassed 302 runs, averaging 60.4, while playing for Rockhampton he compiled 128 runs at a 64 average.
White blasted his way through the club cricket season for Frenchville making 227 runs, at an average of 75.7.
This award, judged by Queensland Junior Cricket, is not presented every year ? only when they uncover an outstanding candidate.
First awarded in 1983, past winners have included Queensland Bulls players Stuart Law (1985) and Martin Love (1990) along with former ACT Brumbies rugby union player Mark Bartholomeusz (1993).
Meanwhile, White will play for an Australian Indigenous Development Squad in a one-day game against an Invitational XI at Brisbane's Allan Border Field today.