Sport

Our shining star Paceman stars as a junior and senior

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CRICKETER Mark Steketee joined Olympic hockey gold medallist Dean Butler in an elite club at the weekend. They are the only two athletes to win both junior and senior sports star awards.

Warwick Credit Union CEO Lewis von Stieglitz announced Steketee as the winner of the 2012 Daily News/Warwick Credit Union Senior Sports Star of the Year Award and presented him with the $1000 winner's cheque.

Steketee said he was surprised to be named the winner and paid tribute to all of the monthly winners.

"If I can be half as good as Dean Butler, I will be happy," Steketee said.

"It was a special honour to be the overall winner at the 20th anniversary dinner."

Butler won the inaugural junior award in 1993 and then the second senior award in 1995. Steketee was the junior winner in 2010 and the senior winner on Saturday night.

Steketee plays A-grade cricket for Souths in Brisbane and opened the bowling for Australia in the ICC Under 19 World Cup last year where he took 3-35 in the semi-final victory against South Africa.

The paceman from Freestone yesterday recalled the support from coach Peter Kimmince on and off the field, his parents Neil and Debbie and siblings Jason and Katrina.

"Mum drove me to Brisbane for a lot of training sessions and games," he said.

Next season, he is hoping to play for the Queensland Academy of Sport team in the Futures League.

At present, he is happy with the support from his employers Shelleys Industries with time off for cricket but recognises he may have to make the move to Brisbane sometime in the future.

That will mean less fishing, a way to unwind from cricket made famous by Australian opening batsman Matt Hayden.

Winners

  •  WDN/WCU Senior Sports Star of the Year - Mark Steketee
  •  Warwick RSL Club Club Person of the Year - Steve Farrell

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