Higher honours beckon our reps

SOME of our best talents are on show at cricket grounds across the country this weekend.

Seventeen-year-old left hander Zac Keune will be absent for club side Waves this weekend, travelling to Sydney to wear the now-familiar maroon colours.

Keune’s Queensland Schoolboys team will have the honour of playing at the SCG, something the recent Year 12 graduate was excited about.

“Friends of my mine have told me about the board of honour they have in the dressing room; looking up and seeing Sachin Tendulkar’s name above them. It’s giving me tingles already,” he said.

South Queensland Country team-mate Steve Nichols will be in action, at Brisbane’s Allan Border Field.

Fresh off a week at Schoolies, the Country Wests all rounder will return to the ground where he batted so well to make the Queensland Country under-19s.

Fellow Country Wests batsman Travis Henke will fly north, opening the innings for the South Queensland Country open side, where a good innings would put him in line for a Queensland Country cap.

Umpiring that game will be Bundaberg Cricket Association president Les Bennett.

“It’s great to see all our players in action all over the place. It shows the talent we’ve got and their performances are a great reward for their hard work,” he said.

Bennett said Henke had proven a quality top order batsman and was capable of securing a Queensland spot if he produces in the two-day game against North Queensland.

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