Wells leaves town in nick of time
TODD Wells looks to be leaving town just in time.
The Frenchville Falcons A-grade cricket captain was selected in the Queensland Country side in late November and, if the weather permits, will head off today to Brisbane in preparation for the 2011 Australian Country Championships in Bunbury, Western Australia, early in the New Year.
With the airport expected to be closed for up to 10 days after the weekend, if he is able to get away Wells may not have to make any adjustments to his schedule, as he is expected to return to Rockhampton on January 15, following the championships.
The Country side was expected to play two warm-up matches, today and tomorrow, but has been forced to adjust its preparations.
With the weather not much better in the state’s capital, Queensland Country’s first warm-up match scheduled for today has been abandoned.
Instead, the side will hit the Gabba’s indoor nets for some much-needed fine-tuning after a short break.
“It’s not ideal, but it’ll be good to get some batting under my belt before we go away,” Wells said.
The number three batsman will contest a Twenty20 warm-up match against an Australian Institute of Sport cricket side at Brisbane’s Allan Border Oval on New Year’s Day.
The matches are the side’s final hit-out before heading to Western Australia for 12 days of cricket action.
Queensland is hoping to better its third-place finish at last year’s championships.