News

Withcott teen keen to learn from best

FINE FORM: Withcott cricket talent Lachlan Porter will hit the pitch as part of the U19 Queensland cricket team in 2015.
FINE FORM: Withcott cricket talent Lachlan Porter will hit the pitch as part of the U19 Queensland cricket team in 2015. Tom Threadingham

WITHCOTT cricket talent Lachlan Porter will once again roll the arm over on Adelaide soil after being selected in the U19 Queensland cricket team.

Porter has been stumping the competition in Queensland colours for the past two years competing in the U17 side, but will take a step up in 2015 with the U19 squad.

Porter said he was looking forward to the new challenge and learning from the coaching staff.

"It's indescribable the feeling really, it's a great honour and a chance to learn from the best coaches around and just experience mateship and meeting plenty of new people.

"Obviously having Andrew Symonds there as co-coach is great, he is a very knowledgeable person in the game and is someone you can learn a lot from and someone you can have a lot of fun with.

"And the coach, Vic Williams, is also very knowledgeable and you learn something from him every day."

After picking up some solid wickets in previous outings for Queensland, Porter said hoped to improve even further on his game.

"It'll be challenging and it'll be exciting but I'm up for it and I'm keen," he said.

"Obviously I want to get wickets, learn my own game more and understand the bowling aspects at a higher level.

"So hopefully in this championship I can pick up a few more wickets."

Porter will travel to Adelaide for the National U19 titles, which will be held across two weeks, January 12 to 22, 2015.

The titles will be just the beginning for the 17-year-old, who hopes to continue in representative cricket for many years to come.

"My aim is to succeed in Brisbane grade cricket and then push into higher rep teams and the Queensland squads," he said.

Topics:  cricket queensland cricket withcott


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Lockyer Valley Council searches for signs of unusual crime

STOLEN: A Lockyer Valley Regional Council sign promoting Australia Day was stolen from a billboard along the Warrego Highway at Prenzlau. Pictured is an example of what the 6x3m vinyl sign shows.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council's Australia Day sign was stolen.

New sign in Lowood for natural disasters

Member for Ipswich West, Jim Madden, with the new LED sign for Lowood.

A new sign in Lowood will help in emergencies.

McMullen team prepare to take on NSW talent

Peter McMullen and Chantal Turpin are engaged and are riding against each other in a big trotting race on Saturday.
Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

Striving for the top in New South Wales

Local Partners

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Buderim man strips off for speed dating with a twist

RAW AMBITION: Buderim local Jackson pictured with his blind date Candice in a scene from SBS's new dating show Undressed.

People have done stranger things for love

Matthew McConaughey wrongly used as medical example

Doctor tried to steal credit for McConaughey's hair treatment

J.K. Rowling writes through severe back pain

An aching back couldn't stop J.K. Rowling catching inspiration

Elsa voice actor's son hates Frozen

Idina Menzel's son "hates" his mother's most famous film 'Frozen'

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!