VICTORY: The Bulls celebrate Mark Steketee’s catch during the Matador BBQs One Day Cup match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba on Saturday.
VICTORY: The Bulls celebrate Mark Steketee’s catch during the Matador BBQs One Day Cup match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba on Saturday. David Hardenberg

Steketee bags four wickets in Bulls debut

CLEAN bowling Cameron White was one of many highlights for Warwick paceman Mark Steketee as he won man of the match in his debut for the Queensland Bulls in one-day cricket on Saturday.

Steketee took 4-29 off eight overs in a nine-wicket victory against Victoria in the Matador BBQs competition.

Bulls coach Stuart Law said clean bowling Cameron White was one of the high points of the Steketee spell.

"I was pretty proud of the young kid. Cameron White has represented Australia for a long time, scored international hundreds in one-day cricket and Mark bowled him through the gate," Law said.

"Mark opened the bowling as he has a bit of pace and swings the ball.

"The rest of Australia hasn't really seen him."

Law coached Steketee in the Australian under-19 team and isn't put off by the fact the paceman was quiet around the team.

"He has a bit of mongrel in him. You know Mark is in the contest. He bowls a good heavy ball and will get better and better," Law said.

Law also praised the great outfield catch by Steketee when he ran from the edge of the circle to 10m from the boundary to catch Clint McKay. While Steketee hasn't batted for the Heat or Bulls, Law said he could really hit a ball.

The four wickets by Steketee is the fifth best on debut by a Queenslander in one-day cricket.

While the selectors are yet to finalise the 11 for the game against New South Wales today, Law said it was unlikely they would change a winning combination.



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