Cricketers from Warwick cover the nation for games
OH, to be a travelling cricketer.
It only happens to the good players who show determination galore but in the past few days, cricketers from the Warwick area have been playing in four states.
Brisbane Heat men's paceman Mark Steketee played in Perth, Heat women's all-rounder Delissa Kimmince in Hobart, former Warwick juniors Carly Cooper and Eliza Flynn at the Australian Country Championships in Perth and Lucy Bourke is at the 10-12 years girls' nationals in Canberra. Note that four of the five are women.
Southern Downs Under-15 development four Sean Bryson, Jaiden Fidge, William Ole and Tom Philp played in a State carnival in Bundaberg.
The four who played in Bundaberg are part of a large group of Southern Downs players who have played in State championships this season. Jacob Gross in fact has played in two championships as well as starring for Warwick Hotel Colts in club cricket.
The Australia Day Cricket Carnival is on January 21-22 and the Daily News plans a series on the Batting Bunnies - the players in the same league as Glenn McGrath when he started in Test cricket and was expected to get out first ball.
Any of the 30 carnival teams are welcome to email gerardw@warwickdailynews.
com.au with a photo of a bunny and phone number.