Bundy boys dominating selections
THERE is definitely a Bundaberg flavour to the Wide Bay under-19 side announced yesterday to contest the O'Dea Shield in Maryborough this weekend.
Eight Bundaberg players, three from Country Wests and five from Across The Waves, will represent their region against South East Queensland, Darling Downs Country and Darling Downs City, attempting to replicate the feats of the senior team that claimed the Schaeffer Shield three weeks ago.
Waves guns Chris Duff and Zac Keune, who will captain the side, were part of that victory and their experience will be vital in both their games this weekend.
After impressing for his Waves first grade side and also for Bundaberg's under-19 squad, Mitch Waters will be aiming to transfer his good form into wickets this weekend.
Waves' talent Curtis Janke will don the gloves for the side and look for more runs following his well-constructed 48 last week.
While Miles Donovan's quick fire of 37 off 27 against Brothers last weekend will also fill him with confidence.
Country Wests batsman Dan Faulkner, fresh off a century for the under-17 Wide Bay side has been called into the team, as has wicket taker Braydon Graham after his stellar form with the ball last weekend.
In-form all rounder Steve Nichols justified his selection with a string of big scores and handy wickets on the club scene and on representative duties.
“They'll be a big loss for us, the three of them are an important part of our side, but they deserve their spots and should all go well,” Country Wests captain Mat Fleming said of his stand-out juniors.