OUR NEXT STARS: (From left) Dan O’Keeffe, Tyler Engler and Patrick O’Keeffe from the Lockyer Junior Cricket Association were selected in the U14 Darling Downs and South West Queensland cricket team.
OUR NEXT STARS: (From left) Dan O’Keeffe, Tyler Engler and Patrick O’Keeffe from the Lockyer Junior Cricket Association were selected in the U14 Darling Downs and South West Queensland cricket team.

Lockyer's top quality juniors

JUNIOR cricket in the Lockyer Valley is thriving with a host of young cricket stars making representative sides over the weekend.

Out of 10 Lockyer Junior Cricket Association players invited to Darling Downs and South West Queensland trials held in Toowoomba on Saturday and Sunday, eight were selected into representative teams.

Todd Gorringe and Kayne Engler were selected into the under-16 Darling Downs and South West Queensland side to compete at the state championships in Brisbane in December, with Kayne also selected into the U17s team to compete in Ipswich next weekend.

Daniel O'Keeffe and Tyler Engler were selected into the uU14 side to compete in the state championships in Mackay while Pat O'Keeffe was chosen to play for a development squad travelling to the Sunshine Coast next year.

Joshua Reisenleiter and Dan Pollock also performed well to be chosen into the U15s team with Ben Webster placed in the U17 and U19 sides.

Lockyer Junior Cricket Association president Brett Sabburg was proud to see all of the kid's hard work and dedication to the sport paying off and revealing to selectors that there was an abundance of home grown talent in the Valley.

"It's a good result for the association and it gives other kids motivation to go up and have a go as well," Mr Sabburg said.

"It doesn't come naturally, it's from all their hard work at training."


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