Tarah Staines is one of 18 players selected for the academy.
Tarah Staines is one of 18 players selected for the academy. Contributed

Duo picked for Queensland cricket academy

CRICKET: The accolades have continued for Bundaberg's rising cricket stars Tarah Staines and Taylor Stumer.

They have been named in the Sunshine Bay academy, which is part of the Queensland Cricket pathway program developed to find future Bull and Fire players.

The academy is one of six created by Queensland Cricket and covers Wide Bay and the Sunshine Coast.

The duo is among 18 players selected, with four also coming from Maryborough.

The team will be coached by Jamie Fenech.

The pair's selection comes after both were last year named Wide Bay player of the year for school sports in the 10-12 year-old category.

Staines and Stumer will now join the academy and take part training to improves skills, game awareness, psychology, strength and conditioning, nutrition, preparation, goal setting and self-evaluation.



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