It’s Dubai next
THE green and gold awaits some of Townsville’s top indoor cricketers after their showings at the national titles.
The junior and senior nationals for indoor cricket were held in Mackay last month and Townsville athletes played a big part in the success Queensland enjoyed at the event.
Local Samantha Dixon and Courtney Hewitt played starring roles for the Queensland under- 21 ladies side, with the team finishing second overall after going down to Victoria in the grand final.
The duo were unable to lift the championship trophy but that blow was softened as they both were named in the Australian team to play in the under- 21 World Cup in Dubai this September.
Former Townsville resident Meagan n Dixon also caught the eye of selectors, earning a spot at the World Cup after helping her state take home the title inn the open women’s division.
President of Townsville junior Indoor Cricket Peter Busch praised the efforts of the girls and said he was looking forward to following their progress in the Australian team.
“Wearing the green and gold is a fantastic honour and these girls train hard all year around to be ready for big tournaments like this,” he said.
“They have played for Australia before and I’m sure they’ll do their country proud in Dubai.”
While there are no junior World Cups this year, Australian “All- Star” teams were named after the titles, with three local up- and- comers earning the honour.
Campbell Corrigan ( 12 boys), Travis Busch ( 15 boys) ) and d St Stacy Rockliff ( 17 girls) were rewarded for their great tournaments with All- Star selection and Busch said the young stars were part of a host of local emerging talents.
“It’s a great time for indoor in Townsville at the moment, our junior numbers are very strong and more and more players are getting involved,” he said.