Young cricketers are on the ball

THERE'S no doubt that young Rockhampton cricketers were on the ball last weekend.

The competitors proved their worth to Central Highlands when they claimed the under-11 and under-13 matches in the Central Queensland Representative Carnival.

The games were battled out at in Emerald and when the under-13 teams met, Central Highlands won the toss and sent Rockhampton to bat.

Rockhampton was all out for 161 with a top score from Callum Chisholm, who scored a solid 32 runs.

Secretary of Rockhampton Cricket Bevan Crozier said the Rockhampton team bowled Central Highlands out for 69 runs, which saw Rockhampton finish off with a strong win.

“Our bowling was excellent, with Shannon Crozier, who took three wickets for 10, and Sean Walsh, who also took three wickets,” he said.

“We also had very good fielding performance that kept the pressure on Central Highlands.”

The under-11s also powered through their game and claimed 199 runs for nine wickets.

When Central Highlands stepped up to bat, the team claimed 209 runs but for 19 wickets.

After the first 24 overs for both sides Central Highlands had scored 140 runs for eight dismissals and Rockhampton scored 118 runs for the same number of outs.

The local boys then picked up their game and took 11 Central Highlands wickets in 18 overs to leave them with just 67 runs.

When Rockhampton returned to the crease, they gained a further 81 runs in their 18 overs with only a single dismissal.

Rockhampton won on the average point score with 22.12 points and Central Highlands on 10.9 points.

The Central Queensland competition is played between the ages of 11-16 against Central highlands, Gladstone, Rockhampton and Biloela.

“We play these games so we can identify players and develop them as players and for championships,” said Crozier.



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