Ives takes the wil­low to best young play­ers

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - DONNA-MARIE MILNE

LO­CAL teenager Glen Ives played ex­plo­sively to take out the ti­tle of best bats­man at the re­cent an­nual Queens­land Ju­nior Cricket in­trastate Un­der­15s cham­pi­onships, held in Rock­hamp­ton.

Seven Dou­glas Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion ju­niors com­peted in the in­trastate age cham­pi­onships, with Daniel David­son com­pet­ing in the Un­der-12s in Bris­bane, Tom Goodall play­ing in the Un­der-13s on the Gold Coast, Ethan Mc­cul­lough, Hay­den D’ad­dona and Ben Shrimp­ton com­pet­ing at Mackay in the Un­der-14s and David Coul­tard and Glen Ives rep­re­sent­ing the Far North in Rock­hamp­ton.

Twelve teams from all over Queens­land com­peted in the four dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories.

Glen’s use of men­tal strength, tech­nique and con­cen­tra­tion took his tally to 160 runs over four days, scor­ing a re­sound­ing 68 on one day alone.

Pres­i­dent of the Dou­glas cricket as­so­ci­a­tion Bill Coulthard was very proud of Glen’s tremen­dous per­for­mance.

“Glen de­serves ev­ery ac­co­lade he can get. He’s re­ally ma­tured as a crick­eter and bat­ted tremen­dously over the four days,” Bill said.

“The best crick­eters in the state are there, and he re­ally proved him­self.”

Glen, who has been play­ing cricket since he was seven, was also pleased with his per­for­mance and hopes to de­velop fur­ther as a crick­eter.

“I re­ally want to keep go­ing with it and one day make the state team when I’m old enough,” he said.

His Dad Noel Ives is sup­port­ing his son’s am­bi­tions.

“He works re­ally hard and it re­ally paid off at the cham­pi­onships,” he said.

“He plays for the en­joy­ment of it, which is re­ally im­por­tant.”

Cham­pion ef­fort:

Glen Ives

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