Harrison Glasgow will play his first game in Mitchell Shield cricket at Slade Park tomorrow.
Harrison Glasgow will play his first game in Mitchell Shield cricket at Slade Park tomorrow. Gerard Walsh

Cementing his place on rep team

CRICKET: Batsman Harrison Glasgow couldn't hit the ball for six over a bowler's head when he first returned to Warwick but, after a year as a concreter, it's a skill he's now mastered.

Glasow attributes hard work with improving his upper body strength.

He will become a second-generation Mitchell Shield cricketer when he debuts for Warwick against Central Downs tomorrow at Slade Park tomorrow. SUN

The first ball in the 50-over a side game will be at 9.30am.

His father, Chris Glasgow, was a long-time Warwick Mitchell Shield captain and was named captain of the 2000-2009 Warwick Team of the Decade.

Harrison, 19, moved with his family to the Gold Coast at age 10 and was soon playing junior representative cricket on the Gold Coast.

He was a student at Assisi Catholic College, at Upper Coomera, and was offered a scholarship for cricket to The Southport School. for cricket.

"My parents were only offered a 25 per cent reduction in fees as I hadn't made a state cricket team,” Harrison said.

"They couldn't afford it so I didn't go to TSS.”

He was vice-captain of a Coomera-Hope Island under-15 side which won a Gold Coast premiership.

He returned to Warwick early last year to work for concreter Ben Brownlie. and believes work has improved his upper body strength.

"I could never hit the ball over the bowler's head for six when I came to Warwick but I can now,” he said.

"I always wanted to move back to Warwick,” he said.

He has a bit of friendly banter with his father and has already beaten his father's highest Warwick score with an unbeaten 154 early in the season.

"I hit an unbeaten 104 at Slade Park which is two more than Dad got in his best innings at the ground,” Harrison said.

"Dad has a five-wicket bag in Warwick and my best is four and he has a Mitchell Shield century and I am about to play my first game so I still have more to achieve for a bit more banter with Dad.”

There was never an issue about his Warwick club, it was always going to be Wheatvale, he is a third-generation cricketer for the club.

"Dad is coming up on January 19 and is going to play a game with me for his old club,” Harrison said. "He taught me everything I know about batting and bowling.

” Harrison said.

"One of my grandparents, Mary-Ann Glasgow, watched me score a century at Slade Park and said she remembers me crawling around in the grass outside the clubhouse when Dad was playing.”

He remembers being at junior training sessions on the Gold Coast with Max Bryant, the newest batting star in the Brisbane Heat team.

Warwick could secure a finals spot if it defeats with its second win of the season against Central Downs tomorrow and secures its second win of the season. Sun

Spectators welcome to enjoy the cricket from the airconditioned clubhouse at Slade Park.



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