Miallo crick­eter cho­sen to rep­re­sent his coun­try

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - MIKE ED­WARDS

MIALLO ex­press David Coulthard will pack his bags for Dubai in Oc­to­ber af­ter be­ing cho­sen in the Aus­tralian Un­der-15s na­tional cricket team.

The tal­ented teenager was cho­sen in the na­tional side af­ter im­press­ing se­lec­tors at the Aus­tralian Un­der-15s na­tional cham­pi­onships in Tas­ma­nia last week.

Coulthard - a de­struc­tive left-arm swing bowler and crafty mid­dle­order bats­man - was the fifth-high­est wicket-taker at the na­tional cham­pi­onships with eight scalps and was one of the best play­ers for Queens­land, which fin­ished fourth over­all.

He said he hoped to fur­ther im­prove his game on his first in­ter­na­tional tour.

“I’m a swing bowler and I like to make the ball curve in the air so that the bats­man nicks it,” Coulthard said.

“There are faster bowlers than me but I con­sis­tently take wick­ets.

“When we go to Dubai we will be play­ing teams from around the Arab Emi­rates area for about three weeks.

They will be qual­ity lo­cal teams and I’m hop­ing that it will help make us even bet­ter play­ers.”

Coulthard has been play­ing cricket since he was seven and is pre­pared to put in the hard yards to make a ca­reer out of it.

“I’m re­ally pleased to have been cho­sen,” he said,

“I want to make the big time in cricket but I know there is a lot of hard work be­fore I get there.”

Dou­glas Cricket Club sec­re­tary Sue Sorensen said she was thrilled one of the club’s tal­ented young­sters had been cho­sen for an Aus­tralian team.

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