BRIGHT FUTURE: Paceman Mark Steketee received high praise from Andy Bichel.
BRIGHT FUTURE: Paceman Mark Steketee received high praise from Andy Bichel. Gerard Walsh

Steketee leaves mark on Bichel

Mark Steketee's bowling has caught the eye but he is also handy with the bat.

CRICKET: Warwick paceman Mark Steketee has a bright future in front of him.

That was the word from former Australia bowler and 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup winner Andy Bichel.

Bichel offered his thoughts on the former Maryvale fast bowler while in Warwick with the World Cup trophy on Sunday.

"He (Steketee) is doing a fantastic job," Bichel said.

"I was impressed with how he bowled in the Big Bash last season and he caused a few problems for a few of the batsmen.

"He's at Souths in Brisbane, which is my club, so he's joined the right club."

Bichel said he was confident Steketee would get the opportunity to make his Sheffield Shield debut soon.

"Hopefully he gets his opportunity in the near future," he said.

"He's in the system now, so to speak, so he's been noticed and got his foot in the door.

"You never know what will happen and hopefully he can take the opportunity if he gets one."

The 20-year-old Steketee made his domestic debut in the Big Bash last season and took six wickets at an average of 18.83 for the Brisbane Heat.

Steketee has recently been playing for the Queensland Bulls in the National Futures League, where he took seven wickets in his last match against New South Wales.

He also took five wickets from three matches in the Ryobi Cup in October, including an impressive 4-29 on debut against Victoria at the Gabba.

Steketee is competing with the likes of former test quick Peter George, Australian limited overs bowler Ben Cutting, as well as Michael Neser, Luke Feldman and Cameron Gannon for a spot in the Bulls.



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