BIG HIT: Mark Steketee hits catches in fielding training on Monday after hitting 15 fours in 156 on Sunday.Photo Gerard Walsh / Warwick Daily News
BIG HIT: Mark Steketee hits catches in fielding training on Monday after hitting 15 fours in 156 on Sunday.Photo Gerard Walsh / Warwick Daily News Gerard Walsh

Steketee a star from early on

TEN years ago, Mark Steketee was a young cricketer rising through the ranks here in Warwick.

Now, he is lining up on the big stage and under the bright lights of the Big Bash tournament, as his climb to the Australian team continues.

Also on this day in 2007, Jeremy Goble recounts his terrifying encounter in bushland, ambitious plans for the Cherrabah Resort, and a new supermarket made its way to town.

Mark Steketee was gearing up with five other local cricketers for the state championships across Queensland.

The young player was anticipating heading to Mackay to represent the Darling Downs and South West U14s team.

Mitchell McLennan and Kane Saunders were suiting up for the U12s in Rockhampton and Matthew Elford was playing for the U15s, along with Paul Cantwell, Jamie Saunders and Anthony McQueen.

 

Jeremy Goble told his terrifying encounter in Girraween National Park to reporter Josephine Sargent.

Mr Goble had to be flown to the Gold Coast after falling eight metres due to a snake bite.

He said he felt something similar to a bite from a bull-ant, but the impending result was far more ominous.

"When I looked down, I saw it wasn't a bull-ant - I must've stomped on a snake's home," he said.

"I did two bandages and ran out, so I got my shirt and used that to bandage right up my thigh."

An RACQ CareFlight chopper arrived at the scene to transport Mr Goble to hospital.

 

An application was put forward to Warwick Shire Council, detailing a big plan to expand the existing Cherrabah Resort.

Owner Wenxing Ma hoped to accommodate a huge 4000 people.

Among the proposal was a five-star golf course, two new restaurants, a day spa, equestrian centre, 75 luxury villas and 55 four-star units.

In the application, it said the anticipated design was based on a similar concept to that of the Hyatt Coolum.

 

Many Rose City residents have been waiting for the unveiling of Coles in the shopping centre.

That sense of anticipation was quelled back in 2007 with the grand opening of Aldi.

After 171 days of construction, keen shoppers were finally able to get a first-hand look at the new store.

The move was approved by Cottonvale residents Colleen and Mervyn Jackson, who would make the trip up to Toowoomba to do their grocery shopping.

 

In a big coup for those living on the land, Killarney experienced 105mm since the beginning of the month.

Level-three water restrictions would still remain however.



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