Mark Steketee (left) of Queensland celebrates with team mate Nathan McSweeney (right) after getting the wicket of Tom Andrews of South Australia during day 2 of the Round 9 Sheffield Shield cricket match between Queensland and South Australia at The Gabba.
Mark Steketee (left) of Queensland celebrates with team mate Nathan McSweeney (right) after getting the wicket of Tom Andrews of South Australia during day 2 of the Round 9 Sheffield Shield cricket match between Queensland and South Australia at The Gabba. DARREN ENGLAND

After a brilliant season, Warwick player is best of Bulls

CRICKET: The Warwick Cricket Association can lay claims to being the first cricket competition for newly crowned Queensland Bulls Player of the Year Mark Steketee.

After taking 42 wickets in the Sheffield Shield season, Steketee was the most successful Bulls bowler and the fourth most successful in the country.

Only dropped catches cost him five or more wickets in some games. He had classy opener Cameron Bancroft dropped at first slip early in one of his innings since returning from suspension.

Since the start of November, Steketee has five four-wicket bags in the Sheffield Shield competition.

His best was eight wickets in a game, 4-52 and 4-49, in a game against Victoria in November.

The award for Steketee was based on Queensland Bulls game which included the one-day competition at the start of the season. It is his first Bulls player of the year award win.

In first class cricket, he has taken 98 wickets in 29 games and scored 493 runs with a top of 53 at an average of 16.43.

He had two scores of 41 this season in Sheffield Shield cricket, one was the top score in the Queensland innings.



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