Ready to rock the boat
CRICKET: Todd Harmsworth's swashbuckling style has earned the talented Gracemere bat a call-up for the CQ Zone indoor cricket side.
Harmsworth and six other Rockhampton-based indoor cricketers have been selected for CQ to take on the best in the Queensland Zone Titles in Toowoomba.
Under the guidance of Rocky's Mick Hepburn, the team of 10 are entering elite level territory.
"We are in for one hell of a tough weekend. A lot of these players have state experience and even world cup experience,” Hepburn revealed.
"These blokes know how to play indoor cricket. So there is no room for error.
"We had one player pull out, so I called up Todd. He has played high level indoors and is in form outdoor as well. He knows how to construct an indoor innings and bowls and fields well.
"They boys have really come together quickly and have all trained really hard.
"It will be a war. And that's something Rocky has always been known for, a tough fight.”
Dean Hepburn will captain the side, joined by Travis Applewaite, Andrew Platen, David Buchanan, Alex Raguse and Terry Wreghitt.
It is a team of all ages, a fine blend of experience and exhilaration.
After going down in semi-finals in the Northern Titles by just two runs to Cairns, the side is aiming for higher honours in the three day dogfight.
"Oh, we are going there to win it. Definitely. We don't give up or lay down, we will give it our all,” he added.
Knowing indoor cricket is an all-rounders game, Hepburn is backing his side's outstanding fielding to be his trump card.
"Usually I like to bat first, get 80-100 on board. We will be in with a good shot then,” he said.
"Our batting line-up is strong, which is obviously crucial.
"We might be 600kms away but we are coming to rock the boat.”
Rockhampton's Shane Drage, Michael Roberts and Marty Penfold will also represent the region in the NQ over 40s team.